Indian car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited (Maruti) has launched the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) variant of it’s award winning 7-seater utility vehicle, the Ertiga. Badged as the ‘Ertiga Green’, the MPV will be available in LXi and VXi variants. Maruti says Ertiga is the only factory fitted CNG vehicle in its segment with the CNG system fitted on the conventional assembly line.
Maruti states the Ertiga Green will offer a mileage of a 22.80 Km/Kg of CNG.
On the occasion, Mr Manohar Bhat, Vice President (Marketing), Maruti Suzuki said: “As a market leader we are concerned about the environment. We continuously work to offer products that are high on fuel efficiency and low on overall cost of ownership. Ertiga Green, with a factory fitted CNG system, is another step of Maruti Suzuki to meet today’s need of our customers. With the Ertiga Green our customers will be able to enjoy lower running costs and also take advantage of Maruti Suzuki’s vast service network across the country.”
Over 87,000 Ertiga units have been sold since its launch in April 2012.
The CNG Ertiga employs i-GPI (intelligent-Gas Port Injection) technology, a Dual Engine Control Unit that delivers calibrated quantity of fuel to the engine, leading to more efficient fuel usage and consistent performance.
‘Ertiga Green’ is the sixth CNG offering of this type from Maruti Suzuki: the Alto, Wagon R, Eeco, SX4 and Estilo are already offered with factory fitted CNG option.
Ertiga Green will be available in states with CNG infrastructure including Delhi NCR, Gujarat, Mumbai, Pune, and parts of Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
Ex showroom prices for Ertiga Green in Delhi are:
- Ertiga Green LXi CNG — 6.52 lakh (USD 11,110)
- Ertiga Green VXi CNG — 7.30 lakh (USD 12,440)
(Source: Maruti Suzuki)