Many automakers such as Kia, Tata Motors, Renault, and more have already modified and launched their BS6 models in India. In a recent development, Maruti Suzuki has also become a part of this list by introducing its vehicles across all segments, ranging from hatchbacks to commercial vehicles, in sync with Bharat Stage 6 Phase II standards. Now, all Maruti Suzuki vehicles are compatible with E20 fuel too. The new emission standards came into effect in April 2023. Ahead of its introduction in our market, a range of automakers modified their vehicles. However, many are still in the process to do it. Maruti Suzuki's cars now feature an upgraded On-board Diagnostics (OBD) system that monitors the vehicle's pollution control systems in real-time and alerts drivers of any problem. Here's everything you need to know about the recent updates made to the Maruti Suzuki entire lineup.
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Maruti Suzuki BS6 Phase 2 & More Updates
Maruti Suzuki has been the most awaited carmaker to announce the BS6 transition ever since the new emission standards were announced in the Indian market. For the uninitiated, the RDE regulations, which are a part of the Bharat Stage 6 Phase II emissions norms, went into effect in India on April 1, 2023. According to this, all cars are mandatory to undergo testing on the MIDC (Modified Indian Test Cycle) in a testing facility as well as in real-world road conditions.
To meet the new emission requirements, Maruti Suzuki, a leading automaker, has modified its entire range, which includes
hatchbacks, sedans, MPVs, SUVs, and commercial vehicles. These are now E20 fuel compatible as well. Aside from this, the carmaker has offered a safety update - Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system to the models. For those unaware, the ESC is a safety technology that can recognise when a driver is losing control of the vehicle in hazardous driving situations. ESC helps the driver keep traction with the road by carefully balancing engine output and braking power applied to each wheel to steer the vehicle. The carmaker has made this feature available on a variety of vehicles, including SUVs, MPVs, Hatchbacks, and Sedans.
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Maruti Suzuki Fronx Launched in India
In other news, Maruti Suzuki launched the much-awaited Fronx at prices ranging between Rs 7.47 lakh for the standard Sigma model and Rs 13.13 lakh for the top-spec Alpha turbo version in India. All prices are ex-showroom. Under the hood, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx gets two engine choices. The 1.2-litre Dual-Jet Dual-VVT petrol engine produces a peak output of 89bhp at 6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 113Nm at 4,400rpm. It comes paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed automatic gearbox. There is also a 1.0-litre Turbo Boosterjet petrol engine, mated to either a 5-speed MT or a 6-speed AT gearbox, capable of delivering 147.6Nm of peak torque between 2,000rpm and 4,500rpm and 99bhp of maximum power at 5,500rpm.
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