With Alto, Baleno, WagonR, Swift, Dzire, Ertiga, XL6, Maruti Suzuki sells over 2 lakh BS 6-compliant cars

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Oct 05, 2019, 05:04 PM IST

Maruti Suzuki India on Friday reported that it has sold over 2 lakh BS-VI compliant vehicles in six months, thereby setting a new milestone. The company has achieved this sales milestone in just six months of launch of the first BS6 compliant vehicle. 

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Commenting on the milestone, Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited 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.” Ayukawa added, “Early introduction of the BS6 range represents our commitment to Government of India’s vision for clean and green environment.” Image source: Reuters

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Maruti Suzuki launched its BS6 range with Alto 800 and Baleno, in April 2019, almost one year before the government stipulated timeline of April 2020. The complete range of Maruti Suzuki BS6 compliant petrol models now includes industry best sellers: Alto 800, Baleno, WagonR (1.2 L), Swift, Dzire, Ertiga and the recently launched XL6 and S-Presso. Image source: Reuters

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At present, the complete range of Maruti Suzuki BS-VI compliant petrol models includes Alto 800, Baleno, WagonR (1.2 L), Swift, Dzire, Ertiga and the recently launched XL6 and S-Presso. Image source: Official website

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"The BS-VI compliant petrol vehicles will lead to a substantial reduction of nearly 25 per cent in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions," the company said in a statement, adding that the BS-VI compliant petrol vehicles can run on BS-IV petrol also. Image source: Official website

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"The BS-VI petrol cars from Maruti Suzuki have been extensively tested with BS-IV fuel and there is no operational concern," the statement added. Image source: Official website