Maruti Suzuki touches milestone, 5 lakh BSVI vehicles sold in 10 months
NEW DELHI: Maruti market leaders Suzuki (MSIL) is reaping rewards for offering a large amount of BSVI vehicles in the market. The carmakers have sold five lakh BSVI-compliant vehicles cumulatively with 10 offerings in the category currently.
Maruti Suzuki introduced its first BSVI compliant petrol car in April 2019, a year in-advance from the mandatory deadline. The complete range of Maruti Suzuki BSVI compliant petrol models now include Alto, Eeco, S-Presso, Celerio, WagonR, Swift, Baleno, Dzire, Ertiga and XL6. These contribute nearly 75% of the Maruti Suzuki 's petrol volumes, the company said.
Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO, MSIL said: “We thank our customers for being the first to adopt BS6 technology in our mass offerings. This achievement reaffirms the growth potential of new engines and technologies in India. The early introduction of the BS6 compatible engine in our popular models represents our commitment to the Government's vision of a clean and green environment.
Effective April 2020, when the mandatory emission norms get implemented, Indian automakers will only be able to sell BSVI complaint vehicles .