India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India recently said that they have been able to achieve a cumulative sales an impressive 5 lakh units of its BS6 line-up ahead of the BS6 emissions norms implementation.
Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, This achievement reaffirms the growth potential of new engines and technologies in India”, Adding further,” Early introduction of the BS-VI compliant engine in our popular models represents our commitment to the government’s vision for clean and green environment.”
A noticeable fact behind this achievement could be that Maruti Suzuki launched its first BS6 compliant vehicle in April 2019 a full year ahead form the recommended deadline. Maruti Suzuki’s new range of BS6 line-ups includes the Alto K10, Eeco, S-Presso, WagonR, Celerio, Baleno, Ertiga and the XL6.
According to Maruti Suzuki India, these new BS6 compliant models contribute almost 75 per cent of the company’s overall petrol volumes and with the BS6 emission norms coming to action from April 1, 2020, all the existing automakers will only be allowed to sell vehicle compliant to these stricter emission norms and it was time that we did something in the due time.
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Recently Marut launched its ninth BS6 offering the Eeco at an introductory price of Rs 3.81 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). the Eeco is formally known to us the commercial lord and comes equipped with a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre, four-cylinder engine pushing the power output to 73 bhp with 101 Nm of peak torque.
The engine on the Eeco comes matted to a 5-speed manual transmission and it might be worth mentioning that there is also a CNG variant for the Eeco which helps it deliver an impressive fuel economy of 21.8kmpl