The Indian market will get the all-new BS6 emission compliance from April 2020. Before that, manufacturers have already started rolling out their BS6 products in the markets. Maruti Suzuki, the leading car manufacturer in the Indian market has already launched as many as seven BS6 compliant vehicles in the market. Hyundai, the second-best selling manufacturer in the Indian market recently launched the all-new Grand i10, which is also the brand’s first BS6 compliant vehicle in the Indian market. The South Korean manufacturer in an interview said that they will start launching the new BS6 compliant vehicles from early 2020.
Currently, Hyundai offer products like the Venue, Santro, Elantra, Elite i20, Verna, Creta and Tucson in the Indian market apart from the newly launched Grand i10. While the Hyundai Venue was recently launched in the Indian market, Hyundai is working to launch new version of the other vehicles too. Next month, the new Elantra facelift will be launched in the Indian market.
It should be noted that Hyundai has said that the brand will only launch new BS6 compliant vehicle starting next year. According the Hindu Business Line, Hyundai will only launch the new emission compliant vehicles from early 2020. Hyundai is planning to launch both petrol and diesel vehicles that will be compliant with the new norms. It should be noted that Maruti Suzuki has announced that they will not offer any diesel powered vehicles after the new emission norms come into place next year. Hyundai, on the other hand, will keep on selling the BS4 compliant vehicles in the market alongside the new BS6 vehicles till they are legally allowed to sell in the Indian market.
While the price of the BS6 compliant petrol vehicles are not affected much when compared to the BS4 vehicles, the price of the BS6 compliant diesel vehicles will see a sharp rise. This will affect the entry-level diesel-powered vehicles quite a lot. Currently, apart from the Hyundai Santro all the other vehicles including the all-new Venue, Grand i10 NIOS, Elite i20, Verna, Creta and Tucson are available with the diesel engine options. Since the price of the BS6 diesel vehicles will rise by quite a lot, Hyundai will offer the BS4 vehicles in the market till they are allowed. This will ensure that they customers get the vehicles at an economical price.
In the same interview, SS Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India also mentioned that according to the global trends, the sales of the vehicles rise whenever there is such a change. This is because everyone looks for vehicles at an affordable price.
Hyundai’s Venue recently became the best-selling Utility Vehicle in the Indian market. In the future, the brand is planning to enter the new MPV segment too. Hyundai is also working on the new Creta and Elite i20, which will be launched in the Indian market next year.