Singapore’s adoption of the Euro VI emission standard for motor vehicles is set to have an impact on a number of car models. More than a dozen vehicles that are currently on sale in the republic do not meet the standard and are set to make an exit from the scene, The Straits Times reports.
Models impacted by the switch to the new Euro VI include the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Teana as well as entry-level offerings such as the Nissan Almera and Toyota Vios. The seven-seat Honda Mobilio, Suzuki Swift and S-Cross, Hyundai Veloster and the entire Chevrolet range available in Singapore also fail to make the cut for the new emissions standard.
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The adoption of Euro VI for petrol vehicles from 1st September 2017 which replaces Euro IV in place now – will be followed by that for diesel vehicles on 1st January next year. However existing registered vehicles on the road are not affected by the new ruling.
According to vehicle importers and authorized agents, there are plans to bring back Euro 6-compliant versions of some of the cars in due course, but some models will exit the market including the Nissan Teana, Honda Accord and Mobilio.
The report adds that most parallel import models from Japan will meet the standard- the country’s National Environment Agency (NEA) has deemed cars that have port-fuel injection engines and which meet the JPN2009 Japanese emission standard to be Euro 6-compliant.
The agency added that though the Japanese regulation’s 2016 limits are comparable to Euro 6 standards, authorized agents will be required to submit documentation from the vehicle manufacturers to establish compliance.
The Vehicular Emissions Scheme will grant tax rebates or impose a surcharge on cars according to readings of five pollutants – carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons and particulate matter. Under the scheme, a number of small turbocharged engines will attract a surcharge of as much as $20,000 versus a rebate of at least $5,000 now.