Fiat India is planning a compressed natural gas (CNG) variant for its small car Punto. “We are looking at the CNG option for Punto and we are looking at a launch by the second quarter of next year,” said Fiat India Automobiles (FIAL) President and CEO Rajeev Kapoor. He also mentioned that the fuel mix would comprise of CNG and petrol.
Answering a question as to why the company was launching a CNG-fuelled car rather than an LPG-car, Mr. Kapoor said that while the company had LPG cars in its stable, it felt that it was an expensive option. “CNG is a better fuel,” he said.