With the BS6 Phase II all set to come into action from April 2023, a number of car brands will be discontinuing multiple diesel cars from the market
The updated BS6 real driving emission norms will soon come into action in the country and will require more stringent testing of the vehicles on sale in the country. This will also make the vehicles more expensive and multiple brands are all set to discontinue many cars from the market. For those wondering, as many as 17 car models will be discontinued from the market and here are all the details you need to know about it.
As mentioned before, more than fifteen cars will be discontinued from the Indian market within the next few months. The new RDE norms will offer a more realistic indication of the amount of emissions likely to be emitted by the vehicles. The vehicles will no be tested in real traffic conditions with frequent changes in speed, acceleration and deceleration.
To start with, Honda will be discontinuing the cars like the Honda Jazz, Honda WR-V, Honda Amaze diesel, Honda City 4th Gen and the new Honda City 5th Gen diesel from the market due to the upcoming new emission norms. Mahindra will also be stopping the production of the cars like the Alturas G4, Marazzo and KUV100 due to the poor demand in the market.
|Honda||City 4th Gen|
|Honda||City 5th Gen Diesel|
|Maruti Suzuki||Alto 800|
|Toyota||Innova Crysta Petrol|
While Skoda is no more offering new cars with a diesel engines, it will also be discontinuing the Skoda Superb and Octavia sedan from the country. The brand is said to be working on new electric vehicles that will soon be launched in the Indian market.
Hyundai recently confirmed that it will no more be offering diesel powertrain options with the i20 and the Verna in the country from April 2023 due to the new RDE norms. In addition to the Hyundai i20 diesel, the Tata Altroz diesel will also be discontinued from the market and will only be offered with petrol engine options.
Likewise, Maruti Suzuki and Renault will also be discontinuing the new Alto 800 and the Kwid 800 from the market while Nissan on the other hand will be discontinuing the production of the Kicks midsize SUV. Lastly, Toyota is also expected to discontinue the Innova Crysta Petrol from the country.