From April 1 2020, sale of BSIV cars and motorcycles will be banned as the stricter BSVI emission norms will kick in throughout the country. Maruti Vitara Brezza will become the next car to get BSVI update
It is by now a pretty common knowledge that the BSVI emission norms will kick in on 1 April 2020. WIth this, the sale of BSIV vehicles will be stopped and the RTOs will cease to register cars and motorcycles powered by BSIV-compliant engines. With this, most manufacturers have been busy rolling out updated versions of their products that comply with the stricter emission standards. Recently, the Maruti Ignis received the all-important upgrade while the Vitara Brezza is all set to enter the BSVI club on February 15.
Earlier, several dealerships and carmakers appealed to the Supreme Court to extend the BSIV sales deadline, but sustaining its previous order, the apex court has today refused to allow sales of BSIV-compliant vehicles post 31 March 2020. Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) has recently said that the Supreme Court is in no mood to consider any extension for the deadline of sales of BSIV-compliant vehicles. FADA had earlier asked for a one-month extension in the deadline to help the dealerships clear the exisiting inventory of old vehicles.
With the stricter emission norms getting closer with every passing day, most car manufacturers have already taken a leap towards cleaner engines. Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest-selling carmaker, has already rolled out BSVI-compliant versions of most of its vehicles, with the Ignis becoming the latest to join the fray. The Alto K10, which wasn't given the quintessential upgrade, was discontinued recently. Next, the company plans to introduce the 2020 Maruti Vitara Brezza, which will be equipped with a BSVI-compliant petrol engine.
The updated model will be powered by the same 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, K-series petrol engine that can be found under the hood of Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6. The same engine is also set to make it to the S-Cross, which, like the Brezza, was on sale exclusively with the 90PS 1.3-litre turbo-diesel engine. The company has already discontinued the Fiat-origin oil-burner owing to its inability to attain higher emission standards.
Other getting a BSVI-compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine, the 2020 Maruit Vitara Brezza will even feature a host of minor styling updates
With the Supreme Court refusing to extend the deadline for sale of BSIV vehicles, it's quite clear that many dealerships, which will be left with a large stock of BSIV vehicles, will be offering some solid discounts next month. For reference, the outgoing version of the Maruti Vitara Brezza is currently being sold with a cash discount of Rs 35,000, an exchange bonus of Rs 20,000, a corporate discount of Rs 10,000 and a free 5-year warranty package.