Maruti Suzuki has announced to modify all its car models which will also include the Maruti 800 and the Omni to meet the Bharat Stage IV emission norms.
Managing Executive Officer, Maruti Suzuki India, I V Rao said, "Our new K-series engines are very efficient compared to previous generation engines. So, we are now working on all existing engines to improve the after treatment on emission of the gases."
He further added, "We are working on to upgrade the Maruti 800 and Omni besides developing compliant models to meet the new emission norms. Based on preliminary tests, we are confident that we will be able to comply both Maruti and Omni with Bharat Stage emissions norms, which means it will not only meet BS norms, but it will continue beyond 2010."
The car manufacturer also plans to introduce the first indigenous car model which will be ready in a span of three years. The company also plans to increase the headcount at R&D centres in the country from 720 engineers to 1,000 by March 2010.