Maruti Announces Fuel Economy Details for its Cars in India

Friday 02 January 2009, 00:00 AM by Rishi

Maruti Suzuki India Limited became the first auto maker in India to announce its fuel economy details to its customers for all its models in India. The company currently has 14 models in its product portfolio and has earlier announced that it will disclose the fuel economy details for all its cars from January 01, 2009. It has already announced fuel efficiency details of its recently launched car, Maruti A-Star, as 19.6 kmpl.

According to the tests conducted by the Government approved certification agencies, the test results are listed as under

Model

Segment

Version

Mileage

M800

A1

Petrol

16.1

Omni

C

Petrol

16.9

Versa

C

Petrol

12.7

Alto

A2

Petrol

18.1

Zen Estilo

A2

Petrol

17.3

Wagon R

A2

Petrol

17

A-Star

A2

Petrol

19.6

Swift

A2

Diesel

21

Swift

A2

Petrol

15.9

Dzire

A3

Petrol

15.9

Dzire

A3

Diesel

21

SX4

A3

Petrol

15

Gypsy

MUV

Petrol

11.3

Grand Vitara

MUV

Petrol

11.2

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has launched voluntary labeling program in India for disclosing vehicle mileage for vehicles launched in India. The mileage disclosures will have to be completed by March 31. Initially the disclosure will be limited to two-wheelers and passenger vehicle manufacturers in India. Commercial vehicles have been kept out of this program for now as customers of this segment are extremely versatile in determining the mileage of the buses and trucks that they purchase.

The aim of labeling program is to ensure that the customer does not have to rely on word-of-mouth testimonials in the market to assess the mileage of any model from any brand. The mileage will be determined by three government approved agencies viz. Automotive Research Association of India at Pune, Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (VRDE) at Ahmednagar and International Centre of Automotive Technology (ICAT) located at Manesar.