Maruti Suzuki currently offers 8 of its models with BS-VI compliant petrol motors.
Maruti Suzuki is indeed achieving new highs with its not-too-old BS-VI compliant models as the homegrown carmaker has already crossed the two-lakh sales mark of its BS-VI compliant petrol models. What's noteworthy here is the fact that this milestone has been achieved in only a matter of six months.
Maruti Suzuki had entered the arena of BS-VI models with the launch of the updated Alto 800 (with the 796cc engine) & the Baleno (with the new 1.2-litre DualJet petrol motor) in April 2019. These were then followed by the updated versions of the WagonR, Swift & Dzire. In July 2019, the Eritga joined the brand's BS-VI line-up, followed by its premium counterpart, the XL6. More recently, the S-Presso 'Mini-SUV' became the latest Maruti Suzuki model to go on sale with a BS-VI compliant petrol motor.
Sharing his thoughts on the milestone, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO of Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, 'We thank customers who have opted for our BS-VI range of vehicles. We believe that mass adoption is one of the most important factors for the success of any new technology. Offering eight BS-VI compliant petrol vehicles in the mass segment, much ahead of the timeline, has helped us make this technology more accessible to a larger customer base.'
It's worth mentioning here that as of now, Maruti Suzuki is only committed to making its petrol engines BS-VI compliant. Thus, the old Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel is being phased out gradually. Even the new in-house 1.5-litre diesel motor (DDiS 225), which replaces the former, won't be going under the BS-VI conversion anytime soon. This is also a reason why select diesel models from Maruti Suzuki are currently on sale with some hefty discounts.