Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest car maker in terms of market share, is in plan to expand their product portfolio. Especially on the eco-friendly front. Followers of the Indian automotive industry would remember that Maruti was the first manufacturer to bring in smart hybrid tech in affordable cars. (Yes Toyota is doing a good deal with the Camry Hybrid but its pricing has kept it out of reach for many).

Providing initial boost with the Integrated Starter Generator, the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) is available in two models for now. Both the Ciaz and Ertiga have benefitted from it in terms of fuel efficiency figures. Apart from them, Mahindra is the only car maker to provide hybrid technology in affordable vehicles (Scorpio).

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As per a report in Business Standard, folks at Maruti now are planning to expand their CNG offering to provide cheap transportation to Indian families without hurting the environment. A factory fitted CNG kit further helps the customer to have a complete peace of mind. Focusing on engine performance, efficiency, hybrid tech and luxury features, Maruti wants to expand its share.

They also intend to make India an export hub. Here’s what Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti had to say:

“We are making a lot of market development efforts in exports so that in the next few years we are on a strong footing to provide cars to many countries of the world from India.”

Baleno was the first car from their line-up to be made in India and sold in the Japan. Boosting global exports will be the new research and development centres which will help by making the entire process indigenous.


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