With more than 45.5 lakh cases worldwide, the world has gone under lockdown for an indeterminate period of time. India being one of the densely populated countries, the virus spread like a wildfire even amidst lockdown. Currently, India has more than 82 thousand cases and with such high numbers, the country will face this threat for a very long time. So much so that coronavirus is expected to now become extremely common in coming years. With the current situation getting worse by the day, the Indian lockdown has been extended till 31st may.
The bs6 era started in April this year. With most dealerships and even the manufacturing units closed, the carmakers still launch the bs6 variants online which are available on sale on online car buying sites. Most of the cars are just the bs6 engine upgrades of existing cars while others are new offerings.
Maruti-Suzuki Celerio X
While the Celerio received the upgrade in January, The Celerio X received one in April. The bs6 version includes, 1.0-litre petrol engine producing 66bhp and 90Nm. This is mated either to a 5-speed manual or an AMT unit. The bs6 version is priced between Rs 4.90 lakh and Rs 5.67 lakh, with a price hike of Rs. 15,000 across all variants.
Hyundai Verna bs6 is offered in a 1.5-litre petrol that produces 115bhp/144Nm, 1.0-litre turbo petrol producing 120bhp/170Nm and 1.5-litre diesel producing 115bhp/250Nm. The engines come mated to a CVT, 6-speed AT and 7-speed DCT respectively. The car has 6-speed manual as standard. The car also comes with cosmetic enhancements. The facelifted bs6 Verna is priced between Rs 9.31 lakh and Rs 15.10 lakh.
Hyundai Grand I10 Nios CNG
The CNG variant of the updated I10 is powered by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine producing 66bhp and 95Nm mated to a 5-speed manual. The CNG version of I10 is priced at Rs 6.63 lakh which is Rs 73,000 higher than the petrol version.
Mahindra has updated its entire car model list to bs6 version. The price list is as below:
The newly launched ‘S’ variant gets a sunroof. It is based on XZ(O) and lies just below XZ+ (O). The engine options include 1.2-litre petrol at 118bhp/170Nm and .5-litre diesel at 108bhp/260Nm, Both of which are available with a 6-speed manual or AMT.
Compass is available in 2 engine options, 1.4-litre turbo petrol at 160bhp/250Nm and 170bhp/350Nm diesel engine mated to 7-speed DCT and 9-speed AT and a 6-speed manual is standard.
MG Hector Diesel
The bs6 Hector has 2.0-litre diesel (170bhp/350Nm) engine same as Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier mated to a 6-speed manual. The price of the car is hiked by Rs 44,000 and now ranges between Rs 13.88 lakh and Rs 17.72 lakh.
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