Maruti Suzuki India has said that BS-VI models offered by the Company currently constitute around 70 percent of the total petrol vehicles sold. The company introduced its first BS-VI compliant petrol car, a Baleno in April 2019. This was followed by the launch of BS-VI compliant petrol variants of Alto 800, WagonR (1.2 L), Swift, Dzire and Ertiga much before the government stipulated date of implementation of the regulations. The recently launched XL6, Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) is also BS6 compliant.
Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “As a responsible and environmentally conscious brand, Maruti Suzuki is aligned with Government of India’s vision to introduce BS-VI compliant vehicles before April 2020. Seven of our top selling models are BS-VI compliant much before the deadline. We are committed to progressively upgrade our entire range of petrol cars to BS-VI technology before stipulated timelines. The BS-VI vehicles use Suzuki’s proven
technology that helps to substantially reduce the emissions thus contributing to a cleaner and greener environment.”
The BS6 compliant petrol vehicles will lead to a substantial reduction of nearly 25 percent in Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions. The BS-VI compliant petrol vehicles can run on BS-IV petrol also. The BS-VI petrol cars from Maruti Suzuki have been extensively tested with BS-IV fuel and there is no operational concern.