Maruti launches LPG powered M800 Duo

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New Delhi, June 6 (UNI) As the auto industry reels under increased fuel prices, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki has come up with a LPG variant of its flagship model M800, priced between Rs 2.05 lakh and Rs 2.26 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The new model, 'M800 Duo', will have dual fuel option of petrol as well as LPG, a company statement said.

''Dual fuel vehicles have always formed a prominent part of our overall product strategy. Besides, the car is economical to drive and being factory fitted, it is completely safe,'' Maruti Suzuki India Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales) Mayank Pareek said.

M800 Duo will be available in two options--M800 Standard with LPG, priced at Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and M800 AC LPG tagged at Rs 2.26 lakh.

The company already has dual fuel models in its WagonR and the Omni Cargo range and has sold almost 1,25,000 cars that are powered by LPG and CNG.

M800 Duo works on gas mixer system based on Integrated Gas Technology, which results in optimum performance and superior emissions. The LPG variant emits 10 per cent lower CO2 than the petrol variant, hence is environment friendly, the statement said.

M800 Duo is manufactured at the company's Gurgaon plant and is available in a range of five colours. The components of the Maruti 800 Duo are fitted on-line along side the petrol variant of the car, it added.

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