The new BS-VI emission compliant norms will be enforced to the Indian market next year. Manufacturers are planning to launch new vehicles with cleaner emission norms and since the whole industry will skip one generation of compliance of pollution level. Mahindra and Mahindra, one of the leading car maker in India is hugely dependent on the diesel engine options. While Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker has already announced that they will stop the sale of the diesel cars from next year.
However, Mahindra has confirmed that they will continue to offer the diesel engines in the Indian market even after the BS-VI emission norms are put into place. While the smaller cars like the KUV100 will not offer the diesel engine option next year. All other Mahindra vehicles are expected to continue to offer the sticky fuel motor. Mahindra has officially announced that they will launch the first BS-VI compliant model in next 3-4 months, which will be way ahead of the deadline next year.
That’s not all, Mahindra has also officially announced that the first BS-VI compliant model will be launched in the Indian market by the end of this year or early 2020. Mahindra will offer a total of eight diesel engines with the new compliance. All of these engines will not be exclusive for private cars but also be available with the light commercial models.
The first vehicle that will get the new BS-VI complaint engine from the Mahindra stable is likely to be the Mahindra XUV300. The BS-VI compliant XUV300 has already been spotted testing on the roads and it will be ready for launch in the coming times. The Mahindra XUV500 will also get a BS-VI compliant engine and the car has already been spotted too.
When it comes to petrol powered engines. Mahindra will offer as many as eight engines and will get eight platforms. For the development of the petrol engines, Mahindra has already collaborated with Ford and SsangYong. Most of the upcoming Mahindra models are expected to be powered by petrol engines including diesel-only models like the Marazzo. At the time of the launch of the Marazzo, Mahindra announced that they will bring launch the petrol powered Marazzo in the market. It will also see the introduction of an automatic transmission with the Marazzo.
Mahindra is currently working on a lot of new car projects simultaneously. There will be an all-new generation of cars like Mahindra Scorpio, XUV500, and Mahindra Thar too in the Indian market. Soon Mahindra will also update the Bolero to meet with the upcoming BNVSAP norms. Mahindra has also said that the price difference between the petrol and diesel variants will increase with the introduction of the BS-VI models but they will not become exorbitantly expensive.