Maruti Suzuki India is celebrating its success as they sold more than 2 lakh BS6 compliant vehicles in a term of just six months. The company has recently updated some of its popular models which now satisfy the Bharat Stage VI norms. The automotive maker introduced the facelifted Baleno in April this year and BS6 Alto 800 as well. The BS6 models were released before the given deadline April 1, 2020, and it has got a great response from its customers.
At present, Maruti Suzuki sells a total of eight BS6 compliant petrol vehicles in its range which comprises of the Wagon R (1.2-litre), Swift, Dzire, Ertiga, XL6, and the all-new S-Presso. The carmaker claims that the updated BS6-compliant petrol cars will result in a decline of approximately 25 per cent in Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions. The company has thoroughly examined its BS6 petrol range models with BS4 fuel and reported that it doesn’t have any operational matter.
The drivers will not undergo any problem while driving the BS6 compliant car on road. The automotive companies are working hard to make this country pollution-free. Although, Maruti Suzuki India observed a shocking sales decrease for the eighth month in September this year. The sales remain at 24.4 per cent to 1,22,640 units. The company traded 1,12,500 units in the local market and 2,952 units to different OEMs. The export sales were reported at 7,188 units last month.
The all-new trendy S-Presso was released on September 30. The company calls it the mini SUV which is powered by a BS6 compliant 1.0-litre K10 petrol powertrain making 68 hp of max power and 90 Nm of peak torque. The car is available at a starting price of Rs 3.69 lakh (ex-showroom). The firm has earlier claimed that they will halt the production of its diesel range. As per latest reports, the above BS6 compliant models are powered by petrol engines.
At present, the firm’s BS6 segment includes four petrol engines: an 800 cc three-cylinder, 1.0-litre three-cylinder, 1.2-litre four-cylinder, and a 1.5-litre K15 four-cylinder. The Fiat-based 1.3-litre diesel motor will not get BS6 update. The 1.5-litre diesel unit is the latest in the range which is used for the Ertiga and the Ciaz. We will soon get the Vitara Brezza petrol version as the company has already begun testing it on road. It is expected to be launched in February 2020.
Commenting on the achievement, Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “We thank customers who have opted for our BS6 range of vehicles. We believe that mass adoption is one of the most important factors for the success of any new technology. Offering eight BS6 compliant petrol vehicles in the mass segment, much ahead of the timeline, has helped us to reach this technology to a larger customer base.”
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