India’s leading passenger vehicle manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has announced that the company has sold over 2 lakh BS-VI vehicles. The new sales milestone has been achieved in just 6 months since the first BS-VI car was launched. Maruti Suzuki launched its first BS-VI offering in April 2019.
Maruti Suzuki launched the BS-VI compliant Alto 800 and Baleno in April 2019, which is almost a year ahead of the deadline of April 2020 for the implementation of BS-VI emission norms. Later in June 2019, Maruti Suzuki introduced the BS-VI compliant WagonR (1.2-litre), Swift and Dzire.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga also joined the BS-VI lineup in July 2019 and it was followed by the more premium XL6 in August 2019. The latest addition to the list is the newly launched S-Presso mini SUV. And all these BS-VI vehicles can run on BS-IV fuel without any issues. Note that all the BS-VI vehicles are petrol models and Maruti Suzuki will not upgrade the diesel engines to meet the BS-VI emission norms.
MD and CEO of Maruti Suzuki, Kenichi Ayukawa 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 success of any new technology. Offering eight BS6 compliant petrol vehicles in the mass segment, much ahead of timeline, has helped us to reach this technology to a larger customer base.”