The Indian market will soon get cleaner vehicles, which will be compliant with the BS6 emission norms. Officially, the BS6 compliance norm will come into effect from 1st April 2020. However, there many manufacturers including the newly launched Kia brand that is offering BS6 compliant vehicles. Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car seller is slowly upgrading its line-up before the deadline and currently, it is the only manufacturer to offer so many models that are compliant with the upcoming emission norms. The best part is that these petrol-powered vehicles from Maruti Suzuki can run on regular BS4 fuel without much problem. Here is the list of all the seven cars from Maruti Suzuki line-up that are BS6 compliant and these vehicles constitute of up to 70% sales of the petrol models sold by the brand.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is the best-selling vehicle in the segment and that too, by a huge segment. Maruti Suzuki launched the Baleno in BS6 avatar in April and it was the first BS6 vehicle from the Maruti Suzuki stable in India. Alongside the K12KB engine of the Baleno, a new K12C engine was added, which is the new BS6 compliant engine from the brand. It also gets Smart Hybrid set-up. It produces a maximum of 90 PS of power and 113 Nm of peak torque. It returns a maximum of 23.87 km/l, which is the highest fuel efficiency in the segment.
Maruti Suzuki Alto
The Maruti Suzuki Alto was the second model from the brand that got upgraded to meet the BS6 compliance. It was launched soon after the Baleno in the same month. It gets subtle updates with a new bumper, larger grille, larger air dam and updated tail lamps. It gets a new instrument cluster with a new interior theme. The BS6 compliant version of the Alto gets powered by a 796cc, 3-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 47 PS and peak torque of 69 Nm. It returns a maximum of 22.05 km/l and is available only with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR
Maruti launched the all-new WagonR in the Indian market earlier this year. In June, the brand launched the BS6 version of the popular family hatchback. For the first time, WagonR received a larger 1.2-litre engine option alongside the 1.0-litre engine option. The 1.2-litre engine of the WagonR was upgraded to meet the BS6 compliance norm. The vehicle’s power output remains the same. It is available with both manual and AMT automatic options.
Maruti Suzuki Swift
The 1.2-litre petrol engine, which powers the BS6 compliant WagonR was also made available with the Maruti Suzuki Swift in the same month. The hatchback, which is popular for its styling and aggressive looks received the updated engine that generates a maximum of 83 PS and peak torque of 113 Nm. It gets a 5-speed transmission and returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 21.21 km/l.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire
The all-new Maruti Suzuki Dzire is the largest selling sedan in India ever. In June, after the launch of BS6 compliant WagonR and the Swift, Maruti Suzuki launched the updated version of the Dzire too. It gets powered by the same 1.2-litre engine It is also available with both manual and AMT transmissions and offers the same specifications as the Swift.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
The all-new Ertiga was launched in the Indian market last year and it has already become the best-selling 7-seater MUV in the Indian market. The all-new Ertiga received the BS6 compliant engine in August. This was the first car from the brand to receive the BS6 compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine, which has been developed in-house by the manufacturer. It also gets Smart Hybrid technology.
Maruti Suzuki XL6
Based on the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Maruti launched the all-new XL6, which is the 6-seater and more premium version of the MUV. Unlike the Ertiga, it only gets the petrol engine and it gets powered by the exact same engine that is available with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in the Indian market.