NEW DELHI : India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is banking on introduction of petrol variants of present fashions comparable to Vitara Brezza moreover exploring extra CNG choices to make up for misplaced numbers because it discontinues diesel choices whereas shifting to BS-VI emission norms.
The corporate, which final week showcased the petrol model of its fashionable compact SUV Vitara Brezza that was earlier accessible solely in diesel choice, can also be gearing as much as carry petrol model of its S-Cross mannequin.
“We now have the optimism to recuperate what we’re dropping in diesel by way of this improve in petrol. We’ve got a double activity. It isn’t like evaluating present portfolio with subsequent yr, it’s like present portfolio minus diesel in subsequent yr,” Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Government Director (Advertising & Gross sales) Shashank Srivastava advised PTI.
Elaborating the dimensions of activity in hand, he stated,”In April-January interval, the contribution of diesel autos to (MSI’s) complete gross sales was 21 per cent. For this fiscal yr it (complete variety of diesel automobiles offered by the corporate) is projected to be round 2.7-2.eight lakh items.”
In April-January, the corporate offered a complete of 12,45,197 items within the home market as in opposition to 14,66,987 models within the 12 months–in the past interval, down 15.1 per cent.
“It’s a advertising activity and that is the problem. We’ll strive. Vitara Brezza petrol is among the fundamental (fashions to drive up petrol car volumes),” Srivastava added.
Exuding confidence of petrol Brezza to be accepted out there, he mentioned, “In entry-degree SUV phase solely competitors sells 58 per cent in petrol. That 58 per cent can drop down dramatically if we add Brezza and that is what we are attempting to do.”