Volvo Car India has announced that their entire model line-up now complies with the upcoming BS6 emission norms, well ahead of its April 1 deadline. The Volvo range in India currently consists of the XC40 (petrol only), XC60 and XC90 SUVs, along with the V90 Cross Country estate and the S90 sedan.
The Swedish carmaker has also announced that there will be no hike in prices of its BS6 models till March 31. So customers interested in a Volvo can now book a BS6-compliant model for the price of a BS4 unit. However, prices are expected to go up in April and deliveries likely to begin subsequently. Volvo has also revealed that there will be no difference in power output in any of their models after upgrading to meet the stringent emission norms.
Speaking on the occasion, Charles Frump, managing director, Volvo Car India, said, “The transition from BS4 to BS6 has been challenging, especially keeping in mind the industry’s performance in 2019. I am extremely proud of my team and our partners who have been relentless in making sure a smooth shift to BS6, well before the deadline. As a gesture to our customers owning an environment-friendly BS6 Volvo Car this financial year, we do not have any price increase for our BS6 certified cars till March 31, 2020”.
Late last year, Volvo introduced their first BS6-compliant model in India, the petrol-only XC40, at Rs 39.9 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Similarly, in November 2019, BMW had also announced that their entire petrol range is BS6-compliant and that it has commenced local assembly of its first BS6 diesel models in India – the 5 Series and 6 Series GT.