NEW DELHI: India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki on Thursday introduced BS-VI compliant MPV Ertiga at Rs 7.54 lakh. The new Ertiga is priced Rs 10,000 higher than the old BS-IV model.
The BS-VI Next Gen Ertiga petrol comes nearly seven months before the implementation date of BSVI regulations.
With the introduction of BS-VI petrol option in Ertiga, Maruti Suzuki will now have six models which are BS-VI compliant including Alto, WagonR, Swift, Baleno and Dzire.
The carmaker claims, BS-VI compliant vehicles from Maruti Suzuki meets stringent limit on Non-Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC) emissions. The BS-VI compliant petrol vehicles can run on BSIV petrol also. The BS-VI petrol cars from Maruti Suzuki have been extensively tested with BSIV fuel and there is no operational concern.
Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “With the new BSVI compliant petrol engines, much ahead of the government deadline, we reinforce our commitment towards cleaner environment. We are committed to ensuring that our full product range will progressively be BSVI compliant during the year, ahead of regulations coming into the effect.”
Over 70,000 units of Ertiga are being sold since launch in November 2018. This is a 63% growth compared to the same months in the previous year, claims company.