Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited has introduced the Maruti 800 Duo, a new variant that runs on petrol as well as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), priced at Rs205,682 for Maruti 800 Standard LPG and Rs226,177 for Maruti 800 AC LPG (ex showroom New Delhi)
Rs205,682 for Maruti 800 Standard LPG and Rs226,177 for Maruti 800 AC LPG," said Mayank Pareek, executive officer, marketing and sales, Maruti Suzuki. "We are happy to launch the Maruti 800 Duo on the World Environment day as it uses LPG, an environment friendly cleaner fuel. Besides, the car is economical to drive and being factory fitted, it is completely safe."
"The success of Maruti Suzuki's dual fuel models like the WagonR and the Omni Cargo is a clear reflection of the customer preference towards products that are safe and light on pocket and at the same time environment friendly. We are sure that the Maruti 800 Duo will find favour with the customers for the greater value for money to her," he added.
Coinciding with this launch, the company announced that it has sold almost 125,000 cars that are powered by LPG and CNG fuels - besides the Maruti 800, the company offers Omni and WagonR in dual fuel options (LPG-cum-petrol).
Maruti Suzuki says it pioneered the alternate fuel vhicle concept in the country by introducing factory-fitted models starting in 2001 and is the only Indain car maker to offer alternate fuel vehicles across entry level, compact and commercial segments.
The Maruti 800 Duo works on Gas Mixer System based on Integrated Gas Technology which results in optimum performance and superior emissions. The Maruti 800 Duo delivers a power of 35ps@5000 rpm and torque of 56Nm@2500 rpm. The LPG variant emits 10 per cent lower CO2 than the petrol variant, hence is environment friendly. The companu says the learning's from previous products like Omni LPG (2004) & Wagon R Duo (2006) have been integrated into the Maruti 800 Duo to ensure that optimum power and torque levels are maintained at the same levels as the petrol variant.
Maruti 800 Duo is manufactured at the company's Gurgaon plant. The components of the Maruti 800 Duo are fitted on-line along side the petrol variant of the car and the Duo is available with full warranty benefits, which are available on other car models.
The LPG kit in the Maruti 800 Duo is approved by department of explosives, tested and certified by Automotive Research Association of India.
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