The sixth BS6 compliant S-CNG vehicle from Maruti Suzuki is claimed to be India’s first mini-truck offering a 4 cylinder BS6 dual fuel engine; The company has sold 56,000 units from its 320+ dealerships across the country
Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched the BS6 compliant S-CNG variant of its light commercial vehicle Super Carry at Rs 5.07 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The 4-cylinder powered light commercial vehicle Super Carry churns out 65 Ps of power @6,000rpm and 85 Nm torque at @3,000rpm to ensure smooth pickup. Maruti Suzuki mini truck comes with an array of safety and convenience features such as reverse parking sensor, seat belt reminder, lockable glove box and a large loading deck. Super Carry is the only LCV in the country with a dual fuel S-CNG variant with a 5L petrol tank, for on-road assurance, stated the company.
Having already sold one million green vehicles (including CNG, Smart Hybrid vehicles), Maruti Suzuki, under its ‘Mission Green Million’, aims to sell the next one million green vehicles in the next couple of years, spearheading their mass adoption across the country. Maruti Suzuki S-CNG vehicles are equipped with dual interdependent ECUs (Electronic Control Units) and intelligent injection system as well as specially tuned and calibrated to deliver optimum performance and enhanced drivability across all kinds of terrains, claims the company. The company has sold 56,000 units from its 320+ dealerships across the country.
Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said the bi-fuel S-CNG variant has been accepted well in the Small Commercial Vehicle market and already contributes around 8% to the Super Carry sales.The introduction of the competitively priced BS6 compliant S-CNG variant coupled with the Government’s renewed focus on CNG fuel availability will further strengthen the Super Carry brand.”
Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG vehicle range is claimed to be aligned with the Government of India’s vision of reducing oil import and enhancing the share of natural gas in the energy basket of the country from 6.2 % now to 15 % by 2030. There has been a phenomenal growth of 56 % in new CNG station additions in last year. Despite COVID 19, a total of 477 stations were added last year, against the previous 5 year average of 156 stations.