The company’s first BS6 compliant model was introduced back in April 2019, 1 year ahead of the deadline. It was the Baleno BS6. Today, 10 months later, they have 10 BS6 cars on sale.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited has updated a majority of its range of cars to comply with BS6 emission norms which now includes the Alto, Eeco, S-PRESSO, Celerio, WagonR, Swift, Baleno, Dzire, Ertiga and XL6. The Celerio X, Alto K10 and the Ignis are yet to receive this engine update.
Though the BS6 deadline is set at 1st April 2020, the company went ahead and updated its first vehicle in April 2019 itself and since then has seen outstanding demand for their BS6 compliant lineup. As on date, the company has a range of 10 BS6 compliant petrol powered vehicles which has found favour among buyers in the country.
Its eager endeavour to bring in BS6 compliant models, well ahead of the stipulated deadline has paid rich dividends. Maruti Suzuki has registered sales of over 5 lakh BS6 compliant units in 10 months and has thanked the customers for this overwhelming response. The updated BS6 models comprise nearly 75 percent of the company’s petrol volumes.
The latest model to be updated to BS6 norms was the Maruti Suzuki Celerio. It continues to be powered by the same 998cc, 3 cylinder, petrol engine but in a BS6 format offering 68 bhp power and 90 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual and automatic gearbox. Celerio BS6 offers the same performance and power figures as compared to that offered by the outgoing BS4 models. The BS6 compliant petrol vehicles will lead to a substantial reduction of nearly 25percent in Nitrogen Oxide emissions.
Apart from the updated engine, the Celerio BS6 sees no change in features, sporting the same mesh grille, sharp looking bumper, body coloured door handles, OEVMs with integrated turn indicators and alloy wheels. It also gets the same exterior colour schemes of Blazing Red, Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, Arctic White, Torque Blue, and Tango Orange. It will continue its competition against the Hyundai Santro, Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Datsun Go and Tata Tiago facelift.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio BS6 does however see an upward revision in price between Rs.15,000-24,000 depending on variant and is now priced at Rs.4.41-5.67 lakhs.