On the eve of World Environment Day, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) said it would continue its work on bringing down vehicle emissions as a means to promote clean air and also claimed that they have cut down emissions by 11.6% over a period of five years.
Speaking about the company’s commitment towards bringing environment friendly products, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, said, “Maruti Suzuki has always been known for class leading fuel efficiency. In the last few years, the Company has worked systematically towards reducing vehicle emissions and achieved new benchmarks. The recent new models, product upgrades and even minor changes have been substantially more fuel efficient than the outgoing ones. With Auto Gear Shift technology the Company is able to offer the convenience of an automatic without the need to emit more.”
He added, “Going forward, we will continue our focus on investing in new technologies and strengthen our capability to bring down emissions per vehicle by enhancing fuel efficiency of our cars.”
Maruti Suzuki’ parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation had showcased three new technologies at the Geneva Motor Show which include a new-generation light weight platform, a new downsized direct-injection turbo petrol engine called BOOSTERJET and the SHVS mild hybrid system. The BOOSTERJET engine might make its way into the upcoming YRA premium hatchback. These future technologies will bring down emissions while raising vehicle performance. These technologies could find relevance in India and the Company may explore these options as per customer requirements.
Fleet Emissions down by over 11.6 % in five years
With focussed efforts, Maruti Suzuki has been successful in bringing down the weighted average of CO2 emission by over 11.6 % in last five years. This has been possible through fuel efficiency improvements, reduction of exhaust emissions and development of alternate fuel products during this period.