The small car market in India is set for a considerable change!

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Diesel Cars Future

BS6 (Bharat Stage 6) norms will be mandated for all vehicles that will be sold in India from April 2020. BS6’s strict emission standards mean that after 2020, many cars will not have a diesel power unit in their engine bay. This change can mark an important turning point in the Indian automotive industry, especially in the small car market. Let us see how, and why.

What is BS6?

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BS6 or Bharat Stage 6 is the latest emission norm that manufacturers have to follow with their products. Bharat Stage 6 is the equivalent of Euro Stage 6 that the European Union follows. The difference is that Bharat Stage 6 combines the norms of Euro Stage 5 and 6. This means that the change between BS4 and BS6 is more drastic than the previous stages.

Without going much into technical details, here’s an overview of the changes BS6 brings to India.

BS6 fuel is further refined to have an ultra-low sulphur content (10ppm for diesel). It also demands every car that rolls out from 2020 to have an OBD (On Board Diagnostics) device fixed to it. This norm also aims to reduce harmful oxides like Nitrogen oxides, Carbon Monoxides that turn our Earth into an oven (Global Warming)!