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World Environment Day: Maruti Suzuki claims to have brought down CO2 emission by 11.6%.

CHENNAI: Car market leader Maruti Suzuki has brought down the weighted average of CO2 emission by 11.6 % in the last five years through fuel efficiency improvements, reduction of exhaust emissions and development of alternate fuel products.

On the eve of World Environment Day, the company announced that it would continue to work towards reducing vehicle emissions.

Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, said, "Maruti Suzuki has always been known for class leading fuel efficiency. In the last few years, the company has worked systematically towards reducing vehicle emissions and achieved new benchmarks. The recent new models, product upgrades and even minor changes have been substantially more fuel efficient than the outgoing ones."

"With Auto Gear Shift technology, the company is able to offer the convenience of an automatic without the need to emit more. Going forward, we will continue our focus on investing in new technologies and strengthen our capability to bring down emissions per vehicle by enhancing fuel efficiency of our cars," he added.

Maruti Suzuki' parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation had showcased three new technologies at the Geneva Motor Show which include a new-generation light weight platform, a new downsized direct-injection turbo petrol engine called BOOSTERJET and the SHVS mild hybrid system.

"These future technologies will bring down emissions while raising vehicle performance. These technologies could find relevance in India and the company may explore these options as per customer requirements," Maruti said in a statement.