SPESIFIKASI Mobil Maruti | Perkenalkan Lima Suzuki CNG
India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd to make a big step for the automotive industry in his country. They introduced five models that use fuel compressed natural gas (CNG), today (13/08/2010). This step is done because the demand for environmentally friendly vehicles.
Used cars Suzuki SX-4, Eeco (van), and dqari group of small vehicles, ie, Alto, WagonR and Zen Love.
"This is the first example of a car manufacturer that has developed and launched a CNG-fueled engines for the Indian market," said Managing Director Shinzo Nakanishi Maruti.
According to Maruti, in addition to the demands of eco-friendly, the use of CNG or LPG due to high prices of gasoline and diesel. So, before coming to a dealer, consumers have been offered at an affordable price and the fuel is not expensive.
Maruti, which has been strong among the Indian middle class is growing, already producing at full capacity and have long waiting lists for some popular models.
He said he was trying to claw back business after its market share shrink below 50 percent amid fierce competition from rivals at home and abroad.
Bhargava estimate the cost of the proposed plant, which will be built at Maruti complex at Manesar in the northern state of Haryana, about 17 billion rupees (362 million dollars).
He did not give a time frame for construction of the plant, which will have a production capacity of 250,000 units.
With developed markets are still sluggish, the global car manufacturers are targeting India and other emerging market giants of China to raise revenue.
India has been flooded with new immigrants from General Motors and Ford, Renault, particularly in the small car segment.
Maruti, which has a strong position in India, Suzuki has made it the largest and most profitable business outside of Japan, is currently preparing a second plant at Manesar plant with annual capacity of 300,000 units.
Its factory in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi to produce 700,000 units per year.
India has recorded a growth of car sales, with more than half a million cars sold in the first four months of this fiscal year.
Maruti is hardly a pioneer with CNGnya. Chevrolet also has played a role in building a CNG vehicle through the Aveo. Toyota was also already apply to the Corolla and Innova.