auto news desk, The new emission norms will come into force in India from April 1. Due to this, vehicle manufacturers have started making vehicles or updating the engines of older vehicles to meet the stringent emission norms of BS6 stage II. Due to which the production cost of the companies is increasing. This is the reason why automobile companies have announced to increase the prices of cars by 2-5 per cent from April 1, which can increase by Rs 10-50 thousand depending on the model and engine capacity of the vehicles.
Companies have announced to increase the price
From Maruti Suzuki to Tata Motors, Honda Cars, Kia India and MG Motor India have announced to increase the prices of their vehicles. These increased prices will be applicable from 1 April. Maruti has announced to increase the price on Thursday, but has not given information about how much this increase will be. Honda Cars India will increase the price of its entry-level compact sedan car Amaze by up to Rs 12,000 from April 1. At the same time, Tata Motors has also announced to increase the prices of its vehicles by 5 percent from next month.
That’s why vehicles are getting expensive
It will be mandatory to install such equipment in vehicles under BS6 Phase-2 standards. Which can monitor emissions only while the vehicle is running. The device will monitor the catalytic converter and oxygen sensor present in the car and give warnings if the emissions exceed the prescribed standards. For which vehicle manufacturers will have to make some changes in the hardware and software in the vehicles. This also includes semiconductor upgrades.
Some companies have announced a hike in prices
Kia India has increased the prices of its cars by 2-3% from now onwards, with the updated variants of Sonet, Seltos and Cairns now costing Rs 7.79 lakh, 10.89 lakh and 10.45 lakh respectively. MG Motor India has increased the prices of its vehicle models from the beginning of this month. Now the MG Gloster and Hector diesel have become costlier by Rs 60,000 on the diesel model and Rs 40,000 on the Hector petrol model.