New Delhi: At a time when the car industry is reeling under the fuel price hike, country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki has launched a new LPG variant of its once flagship model M800, priced between Rs 2.05 lakh and Rs 2.26 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The new model, named M800 Duo will have dual fuel option of petrol as well as LPG, the company said in a statement.
"Dual fuel vehicles have always formed a prominent part of our overall product strategy. Besides, the car is economical to drive and being factory fitted, it is completely safe," Maruti Suzuki India Executive Officer, Marketing and Sales, Mayank Pareek said.
The new M800 will be available in two options--M800 Standard with LPG, priced at Rs 2.05 lakh ex-showroom Delhi and M800 AC LPG tagged at Rs 2.26 lakh.
Exuding confidence that the new M800 Duo will be successful, Parekh said 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 as well as environment friendly.
MSI said it has sold almost 1,25,000 cars that are powered by LPG and CNG fuels.
Besides the M800 Duo, the company offers Omni and WagonR in dual fuel options (LPG-cum-petrol).
Designed in-house by a team of 24 engineers, the Maruti 800 Duo works on gas mixer system based on Integrated Gas Technology which results in optimum performance and superior emissions. The LPG variant emits 10 per cent lower CO2 than the petrol variant,
hence is environment friendly, MSI said.
Maruti 800 Duo is manufactured at the company's Gurgaon plant and is available in a range of five colours. The components of the Maruti 800 Duo are fitted on-line along side the petrol variant of the car, it added.