Maruti Suzuki sells 5 lakh BS 6 vehicles before new emission norms kick in
The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday said its BS 6 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 6 compliant petrol engines, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) said in a statement.
"This achievement reaffirms the growth potential of new engines and technologies in India," MSIL Managing Director & CEO Kenichi Ayukawa said.
He further said,"Early introduction of the BS 6 compliant engine in our popular models represents our commitment to the government's vision for clean and green environment."
MSIL introduced its first BS 6 compliant petrol car in April 2019, a full year in advance from the mandatory deadline. The company's range of BS 6 compliant petrol models includes Alto, Eeco, S-Presso, Celerio, WagonR, Swift, Baleno, Dzire, Ertiga and XL6.
"These contribute nearly 75 per cent of the company's petrol volumes," MSIL said.
Upgrading from the current BS 4, from April 1, 2020 BS 6 will be mandatory and automakers will be able to sell only those vehicles complying with the stricter emission norms in India.