Despite what India's dense traffic might suggest, there are relatively few car owners: about 13 motor vehicles per 1,000 people in India, as opposed to 798 vehicles in the U.S. and 554 in Japan. Many still travel by compact, three-wheeled auto-rickshaws. These auto-rickshaws have found their niche in the crowded streets, able to squeeze their noses into tight spaces and run on CNG (compressed natural gas, Delhi's government-mandated fuel for auto-rickshaws and buses since 1998), gasoline or improvised fuels such as kerosene mixed with engine lubricant. Compared with these lithe traffic negotiators, even the most modest modern auto is a lumbering behemoth. The Ford Ikon, produced especially for the Indian market, is about four feet longer and nine inches wider than a midsize rickshaw. The Ikon is manufactured and sold in India, with kits shipped to Mexico and South Africa. The best-selling car in the country's history, the Maruti 800, is no wider than an average auto rickshaw, and just under 20 inches longer. India's Mahindra & Mahindra, an automotive and farm-equipment company with plants in Indonesia and Uruguay, released the Scorpio, an SUV now exported to countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.