Maruti Suzuki sold more than 7.5 L BS6 vehicles before the deadline

Published On : 08 April 2020
By Tarashekhar Padhy

April 2020 is here, and at the same time as the coronavirus pandemic has overshadowed it a bit, our nation has moved to the cleanser and more stringent Bharat Stage VI (BS6) emission standards. So, going forward all carmakers can produce and promote handiest BS6 compliant automobiles. While there are carmakers who have been suffering from this transition, Maruti Suzuki India has been a number of the few who planned ahead and began rolling BS6 automobiles almost 12 months in advance. In fact, the business enterprise said that as of March 2020, it has sold over 7.5 lakh BS6 motors in India, before April 1 deadline.

The first milestone announced by using Maruti Suzuki in terms of BS6 vehicle sales changed into in November 2019, while the organization crossed the 3 lakh devices mark. In the following two months, the employer crossed the 5 lakh devices milestone, and by using March 2020, the corporation's overall BS6 vehicle income increased via the addition of 2.5 lakh devices. The numbers could have improved further, however, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization had to suspend all manufacturing and sales operations from March 22 onwards. The outbreak additionally took success on the employer's March income which became down by means of 47 in line with cent. Maruti Suzuki India released its first BS6 model, the Alto, in April 2019, powered by way of the BS6 model of the 800 cc, three-cylinder petrol engine, which became accompanied through the release of the Baleno facelift within the identical month, which came with the BS6 model of the tried and examined 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine. Later the corporation released BS6 petrol versions of the new Wagon R, Swift, and Dzire in the next months, and all three models borrowed the Baleno's 1.2-litre mill. With the Ertiga, the employer introduced the BS6 version of its new 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine, in August, and inside the identical month, Maruti launched the XL6 with the equal engine. The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso changed into released in September and has become its first car to features a 1.0-litre BS6 engine. Before the cut-off date, the last Maruti Suzuki vehicle to make the transition to BS6 emission regulation changed into the Vitara Brezza facelift, which too got the 1.5-litre petrol engine from the Ertiga.

Currently, the S-Cross is the simplest Maruti Suzuki vehicle this is but to make the shift, however, the organization has showcased the BS6 petrol model of the automobile at the Auto Expo 2020, as per the officials, slated to be kicked-off soon. The production of all BS4/diesel vehicles has been stopped in January. In fact, as of January 2020, Maruti Suzuki has handiest manufactured BS6 motors. Other manufactures in India who've made an entire transition to BS6 emission regulations beforehand of cut-off date include - Toyota India, Ford India, Jeep India. All of them have in large part exhausted their BS4 inventory and are simplest generating BS6 compliant automobiles due to the fact of February 2020.

As for those which nonetheless have uncleared BS4 inventory, on March 27, the Supreme Court had dominated that given the coronavirus situation, sellers will get an extension of 10 days after the lockdown lifts, to promote BS4 vehicles. Only 10 according to cent of the total stock can be offered all through these days, and all of the cars offered need to be registered inside 10 days. Also, no BS4 vehicle can be bought in Delhi/NCR.