R.C. Bhargava, Chairman at Maruti Suzuki, on Wednesday said that the company plans to stop manufacturing of BS-IV engine model cars by the end of 2019. As per orders from The Supreme Court that states no BS-IV vehicle should be sold in the country from April 1, 2020, after which the BS-VI emission norms would come into force. BSV emission norms are skipped due to rising pollution levels and other climatic concerns.
The auto industry is on a very fast lane to a better future. The major change that this industry is facing right now is the new emission norms (BSVI), forcing all the car manufacturers to go through a major overhaul to meet the environment safety standards such as in the near future we may not able to see the iconic GYPSY and OMNI as company has recently discontinued these models because of high cost involved upgrading the engines of these models.
Mr Bhargava said that there is still a chance to get BSIV vehicles after December 2019 on customer demand but only if we are sure that these vehicles can be registered before new financial year starts.
There are reports which made clear that the BSVI vehicles will be ready and available in the market by Dec 2019 which is way ahead from the deadline. Instead of the 1.3 Litre Mutijet Fiat sourced engine, BSVI models will be equipped by 1.5 Litre engine which is being developed by the company itself.