New Delhi, Feb. 19 -- Maruti Suzuki India Ltd - the country's largest carmaker - is expecting sales of its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) based cars to touch 2.5 lakh unit mark in FY22 as an increase in the number of refueling stations, hike in prices of petrol and diesel and enhanced awareness amongst customers about vehicular pollution are expected to boost sales prospects of gas-based vehicles in the domestic market.

The government's plan includes CNG under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax will boost consumer sentiment towards such vehicles as gas is expected to become cheaper after that and the company will also expand its portfolio in the comings years to meet demand, said Shashank Srivastava, executive director, sales and marketin...