BS-IV vehicles are soon to be off the production line

Published On : 04 January 2020
By Tarashekhar Padhy

Honda Cars India, Toyota Kirloskar, and Renault India will cease production of Bharat Stage-IV vehicles on January 31, two months before the country's transition to the cleaner BS-VI emission standards. Many automakers like Mahindra & Mahindra and Tata Motors have ferociously begun upgrading BS-IV production line and inventory, while auto-giant Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor India are already selling many gasoline-run variants that meet the BS-VI rules.

The companies try to make sure that there's no fire sale, as seen during the transition from BS III to BS-IV transition for two-wheelers and commercial vehicles.

While they proportion production of BS-VI vehicles, whilst oil marketing companies make fuel compliant with the new regulations available pan India, they're going to seek to clear the stock of BS-IV units that can't be sold or registered from April 1. The real issue still remains, BS-VI standard fuels aren't presently available for the majority of the country.

As per multiple retailers, the planned output for December and January is down 30-40% at Toyota, 30-50% at Honda, 30% at Mahindra and 20% for passenger cars at Tata Motors.

Toyota said the corporate was doing a pipeline correction to liquidate stocks by December and work towards a smooth transition to BS-VI.