New Delhi: As the crude price is on rise CNG cars have gone from being fleet-cab staples to perfectly viable choices for private transport. The choices, however, aren’t evenly spread across segments with Maruti Suzuki being the only brand to offer an extensive range of CNG options, across their portfolio. At present, the brand has 11 models, factory-fitted to run on CNG (and petrol).
As a customer and owner of a petrol car, you are free to have a CNG conversion kit installed. However, apart from the additional cost of roughly Rs 30,000 – Rs 50,000 incurred, a customer stands to lose the warranty provided by the car brand. That is, if your car is “CNG approved”. In addition to this, you must know that while CNG cars are cheaper to run, the kit and the CNG container will take up a considerable amount of boot space.