Maruti Suzuki is silently updating its models to make them compliant to the upcoming emission norms. From April 2020, it will be mandatory for the car makers to sell only BS6 compliant vehicles in the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki launched its first BS6 product in the form of Baleno DualJet earlier this year. Currently, the WagonR, Alto K10 and Swift are BS6 compliant too. Maruti Suzuki has now updated the best-selling sedan – Dzire to make it compliant with the BS6 emissions.
The all-new Dzire, which was launched in 2017 has received a few safety updates too. With the new updates, the Dzire is now compliant to the upcoming ‘AIS-145 Safety Norms’. With the cleaner engine and a higher level of safety equipment, the Dzire is now pricier by Rs 12,690 for the top-end version, whereas the base variant of the car is now more expensive by Rs 3,000. All the variants of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire are now compliant to the upcoming rules that will be implemented on 1st July 2019. Features like front seatbelt reminder, a high-speed warning system and rear parking sensors. The all-new Dzire was launched with standard ABS and airbags across the variants.
The new safety norms are applicable to both petrol and diesel variants. However, it is only the petrol variants of the car that are now BS6 compliant. Maruti Suzuki has already officially announced that they will stop selling the diesel variants of the car once the BS6 emission norms kick in next year. However, the diesel engines can be re-introduced by the manufacturer in the Indian market if the demand for the engines remains similar to the current level. Currently, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and S-Cross are the only vehicles that do not comply with the upcoming BS6 norms. The S-Cross and the Ertiga are expected to be soon launched with the new BS6 compliant engine option. However, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the only car in Maruti that is offered with a diesel engine. Maruti is expected to launch a petrol engine that will be compliant to the BS6 norms soon.
The 1.2-litre K12B petrol engine available with the car is compliant with the BS6 norms. The 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine of the car produces a maximum power of 82 Bhp and peak torque of 113 Nm. It is available with both 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. The 1.2-litre diesel engine available with the car produces a maximum power of 74 Bhp and peak torque of 190 Nm. The diesel engine of the car will be available with the car till the new emission norms kick-in next year. Till then, it will be available with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission.