Maruti Suzuki to offer strong hybrid tech across all models
Maruti will also focus on battery electric vehicles as well as CNG, ethanol and bio-CNG compliant engines.
Maruti Suzuki is plans to offer strong hybrid powertrains across its model range in the next 5-7 years.
According to C V Raman, Chief Technical Officer, Maruti Suzuki, every model will have some form of environment-friendly technology, be it mild-hybrid or strong hybrid. He further added that there will be no pure petrol powertrain across its range.
Apart from hybrids, the carmaker will focus on battery electric vehicles, CNG as well as ethanol and bio-CNG compliant engines.
Raman also reiterated that hybrid technology is a stepping stone towards pure EVs. Self-charging hybrids offers reduction in CO2 emissions and enhanced fuel efficiency. It has significant benefits over mild-hybrid powertrains currently offered by the company.
That being said, Maruti Suzuki is now gearing up to launch its first strong hybrid model in the form of a mid-size SUV. It’s the sister car of the recently unveiled Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder and will take on the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
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