Today, being World Environment Day, MSIL has listed out efforts taken by the company to achieve reduced vehicle emissions in its bid to promote clean air. For starters, MSIL introduced several changes in engine hardware which resulted in improved thermal efficiency and engine calibration.
MSIL also brought in optimization of transmission gear ratios for better drive and fuel efficiency which was also due to the adoption of advanced thermal management system and low friction engine oil along with modified fuel injection system. These helped in faster warm up, and thus leading to greater engine efficiency. Maruti Suzuki also introduced new generation alternator management system for battery charging through an alternator causing better fuel efficiency.
MSIL has announced that these efforts do not stop here. The company will continue with concerted efforts to bring in even lower auto emission facilities and promote cleaner air while development of alternate fuel products is also on the cards.
Beginning at a base of 100 in 2005, Maruti Suzuki India Limited achieved 4% improvement to 96 by 2010, while in the period 2010-15 this has reduced to 84.8, a stark improvement of 11.6%
At the same time, the company has also been keen to enhance fuel efficiency in its vehicles. It is on this front that marked improvement has been noted with recently launched Celerio diesel offering 27.62 kmpl, Ciaz sedan offering 26.2 kmpl and DZire capable of fuel efficiency to the tune of 26.59 kmpl. These three models are highest in fuel efficiency in the country.