Maruti Suzuki plans to increase its CNG portfolio in the Indian market with the launch of the Alto K10 CNG. Maruti launched five models with this technology which helped the company gain a good share in cities where CNG is readily available. In 2010 the company launched the Alto (F8) Lxi, Eeco 5-seater Ac, SX4 Vxi, WagonR Lxi and Estilo Lxi with CNG fuel options with Maruti’s i-GPI technology. With price difference between CNG and petrol is quite big and with a company fitted CNG kit in the Alto K10 will certainly lure a larger number of buyers. The AltoK10 will also get the i-GPI technology.
The AltoK10 is powered by 1 litre K-Series engine. The K10 has one of the highest power to weight ratio in its segment. The customers now can enjoy both power and lower running cost.
So what More about i-GPI technology
The i-GPI or Intelligent Gas Port Injection bi-fuel technology offers an intelligent ride. Intelligent as it ensures more power vis-à-vis retro-fitted CNG vehicles and offers a peppier ride experience at par with that of a petrol-fuelled engine, while achieving high fuel efficiency at the same time
The factory fitted CNG vehicles use advanced Intelligent Gas Port Injection technology. The i-GPI technology is a Dual ECU (Engine Control Unit) technology which delivers accurate amounts of gas to the engine thus ensuring improved and consistent performance under various driving conditions.
The i-GPI technology uses separate injectors for each cylinder. Based on inputs from the ECU, metered CNG quantity is injected to the engine through gas ports. The quantity of CNG required for different driving conditions is controlled by the dedicated ECU, leading to more efficient fuel usage.