Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India sold over 1.57 lakh factory-fitted S-CNG vehicles in FY21, the company said on Wednesday.

The sales figure represents the highest-ever ‘S-CNG’ car sales by the company.

“We see CNG as a technology that has set a new benchmark in green fuel mobility. Maruti Suzuki offers its customers the widest options of factory-fitted CNG-powered cars. At the same time, CNG is becoming one of the most preferred alternative fuels due to its economic cost of running and improved CNG filling infrastructure,” said Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India.

“With the government’s clear focus on the expansion of CNG outlets in the country, we are confident of greater acceptance of factory-fitted CNG vehicles, even in challenging times.”

At present, Maruti Suzuki offers a range of factory-fitted CNG vehicles including Alto, Celerio, Wagon-R, S-PRESSO, Eeco, Ertiga, Tour S and Super Carry.