FADA asks automakers to shift completely to BS 6 compliant units

  • The stricter emission norm of BS 6 comes into effect from April 1 this year.
FILE PHOTO: Cars are seen parked at Maruti Suzuki's plant at Manesar, (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Cars are seen parked at Maruti Suzuki's plant at Manesar,

Automobile dealers' body on Saturday asked vehicle manufacturers to shift wholesale despatches to BS 6 compliant vehicles only, with the Supreme Court refusing its request to extend deadline for sale and registration of BS 4 vehicles beyond April 1.

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) said considering the long downturn that has lasted well over a year now and the current dynamic demand situation, selling 100 per cent of the BS 4 vehicles currently in stock with its members by March 31 is a tough task.

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"FADA, hence, appeals to all OEMs (original equipment manufactures) to shift completely to BS 6 vehicles for all wholesale despatches to dealers and stop further billing of BS 4 vehicles with immediate effect to dealers, thereby helping liquidation of the current BS 4 inventory for a smoother transition to BS 6," FADA President Ashish Kale said in a statement.

In an internal message circulated to dealers, the FADA president also advised dealers to plan liquidation of BS 4 inventory as per March 31, 2020, deadline for sale and registration of BS 4 vehicles. On Friday, the apex court had rejected an appeal by FADA to allow sale and registration of BS 4 vehicles beyond March 31.

The stricter emission norm of BS 6 comes into effect from April 1 this year.

First Published Date: 16 Feb 2020, 09:21 AM IST
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