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CNG Cars Sales Analysis - 2021

CNG car sales shot up to 2,25,196 units in CY2021 and recorded its best yearly volume yet! Maruti Suzuki which was amongst the earliest OEMs to introduce CNG-powered cars in India clocked the highest-ever yearly CNG car sales of 1,87,406 units in 2021. Maruti CNG models contributed to over 83% of CNG cars sales in India!


Do note that only 2 OEMs (Maruti and Hyundai) had CNG offerings in 2021. However; Tata jumped the CNG bandwagon too and dispatched 206 units at the end of 2021 to its dealerships.


CNG cars sales trend in India -

CNG cars sales have shot up to an all-time high of 7.3% in 2021 and is trying to gain volumes from value-conscious buyers and to a certain extent diesel car buyers too (on the lower end of the price band).

  • Factory fitted CNG option is working quite well for Maruti and Hyundai

  • CNG is new diesel for Maruti Ertiga

  • Maruti Wagon R and Hyundai Aura CNG mix crossed 40% and 50% level respectively

  • However, Dzire is struggling without diesel engine and CNG didn’t proved to be very helpful either