Volvo Car India Achieves BS 6 Compliance Ahead of April Timeline

Volvo Car India Achieves BS 6 Compliance Ahead of April Timeline

Volvo Car India Achieves BS 6 Compliance Well Ahead of April 2020 Timeline
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The company has not effected any price hike on all its models till March 31, 2020

With all vehicle manufacturers racing against time to comply with BS 6 norms, Volvo India has announced that all its models have adhered to the new emission norms, including all CKD and CBU versions from its portfolio. But the good news for customers is that there is no price increase on any model till March 31, 2020. It does appears that the company has taken a call to absorb the increased overhead for this compliance to boost sales in this downturn till the new norms are implemented. The model line-up includes all SUVs, Cross Country, Plug-in Hybrids and Sedans.

This reinforces Volvo’s global commitment to reduce operational carbon emissions per vehicle by 25 % by 2025. Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Car India, stated that the shift from BS 4 to BS 6 has been extremely challenging for the entire auto industry. Volvo India will also release the new S60 Sedan this year, which will be a CKD and most likely in its T5 2.0l petrol version. The pricing of all these BS 6 models will stay the same till the end of March 31, 2020 following which prices might change as per government policy and taxes.

The current line-up has XC40, XC60, XC90, V90 Cross Country and S90, which are all now available in BS 6 engines. XC40 was the first vehicle to achieve BS 6 compliance from Volvo India for its petrol-powered version.

Volvo India has a mixed portfolio of petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid powertrains. Another good development is that the diesel versions, too, have now become BS 6 compliant from Volvo as they still form a considerable portion of the sales pie. The industry will be better off selling more plug-in hybrid variants, selling which is environmentally-friendly. As of now, the XC90 is the lone plug-in hybrid available. Maybe the induction of more plug-in powertrains by Vovlo Car India might sway more customers towards cleaner cars.