At a time when India suffering from setbacks caused by the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is seeing a 21-day shutdown. And vehicle factories have stopped manufacturing and have to change future plans. Isuzu is one of them and because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The utility vehicle maker has announced it has accelerated the introduction of its BS6-compliant series.
Isuzu – which retails the D-Max pickup for commercial buyers and the V-Cross pickup and MU-X SUV for private buyers. It a niche brand on the Indian market (1,404 units sold between April 2019-February 2020). And has had only BS4 models on sale so far.
Now, the company has reported that only sometime in the second quarter of FY2021 (between July and September 2020). It will BS6-compliant models of their utility vehicles released.
Just BS6-compliant vehicles will license in India after April 2020, and Isuzu will have no vehicles on sale here until the BS6-compliant range launched later this year. Having already clear all BS4 stocks. Previously, the UV supplier said the BS6-compliant V-Cross and MU-X rates would be higher by up to 3-4 lakh Rs.
The company will concentrate on exports, for now, a source has told Autocar India.
In fact, Isuzu will further expand the scope of warranties and facilities set to expire between March 15 and April 15. Until May 31, 2020, for current owners of its cars.
Isuzu introduced a midlife update in India last year for the V-Cross pickup and announced the next-gen V-Cross globally.
BS6 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, MU-X, cost more Rs 3-4 lakh
With the BS6 deadline just over four months out. Several manufacturers have begun the intensive transition cycle to the safer emission standards and Isuzu is the latest company to join the queue. The company has announced it will stop production of BS4 models by the end of December 2019 in order to control inventories and clear current stock.