After the great success of Linea and Grande Punto in India, Fiat India is all geared up to give Indian Automotive market a CNG versions of its cars during the April-June quarter of 2010. The speculation is on the Palio and the Grande Punto as the initially considering for CNG.
As stated by Rajeev Kapoor, Fiat India Automobiles president and CEO in The Telegraph, Fiat is working on the CNG variant of a few models. The first one will be rolled out in the second quarter of next (calendar) year. He also added that CNG is ultimately going to be a fuel for most commercial applications. The technology is available with Fiat.
Fiat started it second innings in India first by tying up with TATA Motors to support them with their after-sales and dealer network across India and then rolling out new car models.
After this significant move by Fiat, do you think companies like Maruti and Hyundai, who are already there present in the Indian Automotive with CNG variants of their car models will feel the heat build up? Although this will be a win-win situation for buyers, do you think will it lead to longer queues in CNG filling stations and even more pressure on the state governments to build up the CNG infrastructure.
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