Maruti Suzuki offering seven cleaner BSVI-compliant car models before stipulated timeline of April, 2020, becoming first OEM to bring BSVI vehicles in mass segment
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) announced today that it has received enthusiastic response from customers for its BSVI range of vehicles. The company said BSVI models offered by it currently constitute about 70 % of the total petrol vehicles sold.
MSIL began its commitment to launch environment-friendly vehicles, with the introduction of its first BSVI-compliant petrol car in April, 2019, a Baleno premium hatchback. Since then, the other models launched with BSVI-compliant petrol engines include Alto 800, WagonR 1.2 L, Swift, Dzire and Ertiga. The upcoming XL6 Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) from Maruti Suzuki, which will be launched tomorrow, will also be BSVI-compliant, the company noted.
All the BSVI-compliant petrol vehicles that Maruti Suzuki has launched are amongst the top selling models in the industry, the company said. It further added that the BSVI-compliant petrol vehicles will lead to a substantial reduction of nearly 25 % in NOx emissions. In addition, MSIL noted that the BSVI-compliant petrol vehicles can run on BSIV petrol also. It said that its BSVI petrol cars have been extensively tested with BSIV fuel and there have been no operational concerns.
Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, said that as a responsible and environment-conscious brand, the company is aligned with Government of India’s vision to introduce BSVI-compliant vehicles before April, 2020. Seven of MSIL’s top-selling models are BSVI compliant much before the deadline, he added. Ayukawa noted that the company is committed to progressively upgrade its entire range of petrol cars to BSVI technology before stipulated timelines.