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BS6 Phase 2 Cars In India 2023

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  • TATA AIG Team
  • Published on :
  • 09/06/2023

The Indian automobile industry and government are working together to enhance the emission norms and reduce the pollutants from vehicles. Automobile industries are preparing for Bharat Stage 6 Vehicles Phase 2, which will be implemented on April 1, 2023. These norms are designed to reduce the number of harmful pollutants emitted from a vehicle's exhaust system to safeguard people from major health issues

Phase 2 Emission BS6 Pollution Norms

BS6 Phase 2 is the second level of emission standards which concentrates on decreasing vehicle emissions of particulate matter (PM) by 80%, nitrogen oxide (NOx) by 68%, hydrocarbons (HC), and carbon monoxide (CO) by 50%. In addition, to assess automobile emissions, the government introduced the Real Driving Emission (RDE) test and advanced and efficient emission control systems

Bharat Stage 6 Cars in India 2023

The automobile industry in India is already taking initiatives by working on their vehicles to meet the new BS6 Phase 2 norms by launching latest BS6 cars or updating their vehicles according to BS6 norms cars in India 2023.

The following cars have been introduced complying with the BS6 emission norms.

- Hyundai i20

Hyundai is expected to launch the BS6 Phase 2 compliant i20 in India in 2023 and recently updated its SUV lineup, including the Alcazar, Venue, and Creta, with the new BS6 2 and RDE-compliant engines. Hyundai’s 1.5-liter diesel engine has been delisted from the official website.

The spacious and relaxing i20 is available with two engine options. 1.2-litre NA petrol engine and a 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine produce 120 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque. This model is designed with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DCT gearbox. With the recent price hike, the i20 now costs in the range of ₹7.19 lakh to ₹11.83 lakh.

- Tata Altroz

Tata Motors launched their premium BS6 cars i.e sports car Altroz with a spacious cabin. The New Altroz has a 1.2-liter petrol engine that produces 86PS of power and 113 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT gearbox.

Tata Motors also updated their passenger cars into bharat stage 6 cars in February 2023 with BS6 2.0 and E20 compliant engines with a 1.5-liter oil-burner mill. The Nexon, Safari, Punch, Harrier, Tiago, Tigor, and Altroz are just a few of the models in the brand's car lineup that fully abide by the new emission standards. In addition, a tire pressure monitor has been added to the base model Tata Tiago and Tigor siblings.

- Maruti Suzuki Swift

Swift is also expected to be launched by Maruti Suzuki with BS6 Phase 2 compliance in India in 2023. Swift is one of India's most popular cars, known for its performance and fuel efficiency. It now has a 1.2-litre petrol engine that will produce 90 PS and 113 Nm of torque. Its engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT gearbox.

Furthermore, Jimny and Fronx, two of Maruti's soon-to-launch cars, will be BS6 phase-2 and RDE ready from day 1. Apart from the technical upgrades in its powertrains, Maruti has also added ESP (electronic stability programme) and Hill Hold Assist as standard safety features in most of its premium segment cars.

- Mahindra XUV700

Mahindra is expected to launch the BS6 Phase 2 compliant XUV700 in India in 2023 with multiple features and a spacious cabin. The XUV700 petrol is powered by a 2.0-liter mStallion turbo-petrol engine that produces 197bhp and 380 Nm of torque and is available with 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

At the same time, the diesel versions of the XUV700 will be driven by a 2.2-liter mHawk mill, which will continue to produce 153 bhp and 360 Nm of torque in cheaper models while producing 182 bhp and 420 Nm in higher variants. (450Nm for AT). In addition, 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions are available. A 4WD system will also be available.

- Toyota Fortuner

Toyota will launch its Fortuner in June 2023 with the BS6 Phase 2 compliant engine. Fortuner is still popular in India because of its rugged design and excellent off-road capabilities.

The Toyota Fortuner will be available with two engines: a new 204PS/500 Nm 2.8-liter diesel and a 166 PS/245 Nm 2.7-liter petrol. The diesel variants are available with rear and all-wheel drive transmission, whereas the petrol variants are only rear-wheel driven.

- Kia Motors

Kia started BS6 phase-2 transition in their cars like Sonet, Seltos, and Carens in March by discounting the 1.4L turbo petrol engine from all of its vehicles and has replaced it with a new BS6 phase-2 ready 1.5L turbo petrol engine.

Furthermore, all diesel types of its vehicles will be offered only with an iMT (Intelligent manual transmission - clutchless manual) transmission. Furthermore, Kia skipped the BS6 phase-2 upgrade for the Carnival MPV, indicating a confirmed future introduction of the Carnival facelift by the end of the year.

Benefits of BS6 Phase Cars

The introduction of the BS6 phase cars in India carries several benefits in terms of the following:

- Efficient Engines: The car makers working on making advanced engines that control emissions more efficiently performed better with less fuel usage. In addition, these engines emit fewer pollutants into the air.

- Improved air quality: With the introduction of BS6 norms, the government set strict limits on the emission of harmful pollutants from vehicles, leading to reducing air pollution and pollutants. Thus, harmful pollutants in the air will improve the air quality of a particular city or country.

- Reduced health risks: Pollution is the cause of many respiratory problems, such as asthma, and it also affects the heart and causes cancer. But taking the initiative to follow BS6 norms helps reduce the risk of these health problems.

- Advanced technology: Automobile industries are enticed to invest in new technology and equipment while making the car meet the new emission standards. And it will be late to develop the various advanced technologies which have to produce fuel-effective and efficient engines which will benefit both the consumer and society in the long run.

- Cleaner Fuel: BS6 norms implementation also results in the introduction of cleaner fuels such as BS6 petrol and diesel, which contains a low level of sulfur and impurities, leading to lesser harmful pollutant emission.


Implementing BS 6 phase 2 significantly affects the Indian automobile industry. These changes are positive because the investment in research and development is increasing and will contribute towards climate welfare. So whenever you go to buy a car, check for the latest BS6 cars. Also, remember to buy your four-wheeler insurance, especially a comprehensive car insurance policy, to protect your latest cars from all uncertainty. And nowadays, one can easily buy 4-wheeler insurance or car policy online. So keep updated with policy and norms and thoroughly check that mobile will comply with these new norms

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