Atul Auto unveils diesel-run autorickshaw

The vehicle has comfortable commuter and luggage space and attractive interior with a stylish dashboard.

Thiruvananthapuram: Gujarat-based Atul Auto Ltd has unveiled its diesel-run autorickshaw Gemini DZ here.

Rolling out the 395 cc four-stroke vehicle named Gemini DZ, yesterday, top executives of the three-wheeler maker said Kerala capital was chosen for its national launch as the state is a niche market for three-wheelers as a poular mode of transport for all classes and seasons.

Apart from comfortable commuter and luggage space, attractive interior with a stylish dashboard and dual tone upholstery are some of the special features of the vehicle, they said.

"Gemini DZ combines all performance parameters like pickup, fuel efficiencey, reliability and safety," said Paul Zacharia, vice-president, marketing.

Now commanding 18 percent all-India market share for three-wheelers, Atul Auto would be by mid-year coming out with an all-fuel version of the vehicle which could be run on petrol, CNG and LPG, they said.

The capacity of its plant in Rajkot has been enhanced to 48,000 in view of expansion projects on the anvil, they said.

In 2012-13, the company sold 32040 vehicles clocking a net profit of Rs 25.92 crore against Rs 15.60 crore the previous year, they added.