Maruti Suzuki is in no rush to advance the rollout of BSVI-compliant vehicles. It will introduce the upgraded models 3-4 months before the deadline.R. C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki, told carandbike last week that the company is ready with BSVI vehicles, and it will introduce them 3-4 months before the deadline. The BSVI emission norms become effective on 1 April and so, it looks like the first Maruti Suzuki models compliant with the new emission norms with it will reach showrooms in December 2019 or January 2020. Manufacturers are not authorized to manufacture or sell BS4 vehicles after April 1, 2020.Citing the top Maruti Suzuki official, carandbike’s report says that the company is confident about clearing its BSIV vehicle stock well ahead of the deadline. A much earlier clearance would mean no steep discounts in a desperate move to liquidate the soon-to-become obsolete stock, something that can have a significant impact on the bottom line.From October 2019, even existing … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki not in a rush to introduce BSVI-compliant vehicles
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The Maruti Omni passenger van is on the chopping block due to the more stringent Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) safety norms kicking in from October 2020. What this means is, the Maruti Omni will not be built after October 2020. The Maruti Eeco is likely to take its place. RC Bhargava, the Chairman of Maruti Suzuki, had this to say about the Omni’s impending discontinuation, There are certain models that cannot be made ready to meet the upcoming safety norms and we will have to discontinue them, Maruti Omni being one of them. The Maruti 800 was a very important model for us but we had to discontinue it, in a similar manner we will also discontinue the Omni. It is not that the Maruti Eeco and Maruti Alto 800 cannot be made ready to meet the safety standards. They will require extensive development and we are trying to ready them for the upcoming safety norms. The Omni has been a veteran car in Maruti Suzuki’s line up. It was first launched in 1984, and … [Read more...] about Bye-bye Maruti Omni: Alto & Eeco to meet new safety norms!
In line with its commitment to introduce an electric vehicle (EV) by 2020, Maruti Suzuki has flagged-off prototype electric vehicles for field testing. The prototype EVs were flagged off from the company's Gurugram facility by CV Raman, senior executive director (engineering), today. At the MOVE Summit in September this year, Osamu Suzuki, chairman of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan had announced the nation-wide field testing of 50 prototype electric vehicles. The EVs have been developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan and built at the Maruti Suzuki, Gurugram facility, under the company's commitment to Make in India campaign. This extensive real-world usage of the vehicles in multiple terrains and climatic conditions will help the company get insights that will help in validation and subsequently the launch of EV technology in India, Maruti Suzuki stated. These prototype EVs have been developed on an existing model by Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, and may undergo changes … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki begins field testing electric vehicles
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), which is easily the most popular car manufacturer in the country, has sold more than 4.6 lakh vehicles in Q1, 2018. A major chunk of its new car sales comes from its two very successful hatchbacks – the new Swift and Baleno. Both the cars enjoy unprecedented success and are so much in demand that buyers often have to wait for many months for the delivery of their cars. However, a new report claims that this waiting period is set to come down in near future. Suzuki’s new facility in Gujarat, however, is currently using just one production line. It’s now being said that this production line will be running at its full capacity by the end of this year. The line is capable of producing as many as 2.5 lakh cars a year. With the increase in production at the Gujarat facility, even the waiting period on the Swift and the Baleno will come down by a significant margin. Speaking to NDTV, R C Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki Swift & Baleno waiting periods to reduce: Here’s how
RC Bhargava, the chairman of Maruti Suzuki has just made an interesting statement that says Toyota won’t ‘tweak’ the Baleno and the Vitara Brezza – two cars that Maruti will soon start supplying Toyota from next year. Now, what does Mr. Bhargava mean by Toyota not tweaking the cars? Will Toyota simply sell the Maruti Baleno and Vitara Brezza as is? We explain. Mr. Bhargava said this, I do not think we have said that we will ever tweak the cars because I am not sure what tweaking the cars actually means. This statement was a response to a question posed by the ETAuto, which asked the Maruti chairman whether Toyota would tweak the Baleno and Vitara Brezza. Mr. Bhargava makes it clear that he does not understand what ‘tweaking’ exactly is. It could be that he’s assuming that the reporter is asking whether Toyota would make significant engineering changes to both Maruti cars, to which he says no. So, Mr. Bhargava’s reply is … [Read more...] about Maruti Baleno & Vitara Brezza won’t be tweaked by Toyota: RC Bhargava; What he actually means!