Honda cars in India to receive BS-VI emission compliant engines prior to the BS6 introduction deadline in April 2020.
Honda cars in India are ready to adopt the BS-VI emission norms ahead of the new stringent emission norms kick in across the country in April 2020. As the Japanese car brand claims, they are already working on it and the BS-VI emission compliant engines will be introduced to its models at least four months prior to the deadline.
Not only Honda Cars India, but every other automaker present in India are working on BS-VI emission norms compliant engines. Mercedes-Benz became the first brand to roll out BS-VI emission norms compliant cars in India when it introduced S-Class facelift. While the new move is expected to help in reducing air pollution significantly, it will certainly result in increased pricing for cars, specially diesel models.
Honda currently sells two diesel engines in India that include a 1.5-litre iDTEC motor and a 1.6-litre engine as well. The first one works in the Honda City, WR-V, Jazz and BR-V, while the 1.6-litre engine is under the hood of new Honda CR-V. Expect the diesel variants of the Japanese brand’s cars to become significantly higher priced when the BS-VI kicks in across the country.
Meanwhile, Honda is focusing to be a premium brand in India instead of focusing on mass market products. Keeping pace with the changing customer demands, Honda aims to emphasise on premium products. It’s upcoming new Civic and other models will portray that philosophy only.