Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Maruti Wagon R CNG variant soon in India

The country's biggest auto producer, Maruti Suzuki intending to launch a new CNG version of its one of the best selling compact car in India, Maruti Wagon R. The company has been working on Compressed natural gas (CNG) technology for the last two years which is almost ready to hit the Indian roads. Maruti Suzuki India limited has recently launched a upgraded version of Wagon R along with a K-series engine so that it can take on the new entrants of this segment like Ford Figo and Chevrolet Beat. It is expected that the Indian auto giant Maruti Suzuki will price this new CNG version of Wagon R about Rs. 70,000 higher than the existing petrol versions.

Maruti Wagon R

The company was displayed this new CNG technology at the Delhi Auto Expo 2010. The new CNG versions of Maruti Wagon R will be introduced with factory fitted CNG-fired engines, unlike other petrol cars in India that come equipped with retro-fitted CNG kits. It is expected that the company will price these new CNG versions at a premium of up to 20 percent. The company another popular cars are also expected to be rolled-out with a CNG system including Alto, Estilo and SX4. Apart from that launch, Indian car lovers will see more launches that including Skoda Yeti, Volkswagen Vento, Tata Aria and Nissan Micra.

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