CNG segment records 97% growth in H1 FY2020

CNG variants of the Maruti Alto, S-Presso, Celerio, WagonR, Dzire, Ertiga and Eeco are among the top 10.

With petrol and diesel prices breaching the Rs. 100 per litre mark, CNG vehicles have seen a spike in demand. The segment recorded 97% growth in the first half of FY2020.

According to a media report, 1,01,412 CNG cars were sold in India between April-September 2021. That’s almost double that of the previous fiscal (51,448 units).

The Maruti WagonR was the best-selling CNG hatchback clocking 34,913 units. 21,610 units of the Ertiga CNG were sold during the first half of this fiscal, followed by the Eeco (13,459 units). The Hyundai Aura and Grand i10 made it to the top 5 list with 9,578 units and 7,102 units, respectively.

Maruti Suzuki leads the pack (82,351 units) when it comes to CNG car sales. There are seven Maruti models among the top 11 CNG cars. These include the Alto, S-Presso, Celerio, WagonR, Dzire, Ertiga and Eeco. Hyundai sold 19,061 CNG vehicles during the first half of this fiscal.

Tata Motors will soon enter the fray with CNG versions of the Tiago and Tigor.

Source: Autocar Professional

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