Maruti Suzuki Sells 5 Lakh BS-VI Vehicles Ahead Of New Emission Norms
The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. on Wednesday said its BS-VI compliant vehicles have reached cumulative sales of 5 lakh units ahead of the implementation of stricter emission norms from April 1.
The company is now offering ten models with BS-VI compliant petrol engines, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. said in a statement. "This achievement reaffirms the growth potential of new engines and technologies in India," MSIL Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Kenichi Ayukawa said.
He further said, "Early introduction of the BS-VI compliant engine in our popular models represents our commitment to the government's vision for clean and green environment."
MSIL introduced its first BS-VI compliant petrol car in April 2019, a full year in advance from the mandatory deadline. The company's range of BS-VI compliant petrol models includes Alto, Eeco, S-Presso, Celerio, WagonR, Swift, Baleno, Dzire, Ertiga and XL6. "These contribute nearly 75 percent of the company's petrol volumes," MSIL said.
Upgrading from the current BS-IV, from April 1, 2020 BS-VI will be mandatory and automakers will be able to sell only those vehicles complying with the stricter emission norms in India.