Maruti will stop making diesel cars from next April
Country’s largest car maker Maruti will phase out diesel cars from its line-up from April 2020.
The reason of stopping is higher manufacturing cost on account of stricter BS6 emission norms that would make diesel vehicles significantly expensive for customers, pricing them out of the market.
For Maruti, the share of diesel variants is 23% in total sales that stood at 17.5 lakh units last fiscal.
In the just-ended 2018-19 fiscal, around 19% of total car sales were diesel (the rest being petrol), and this came down from 47% in 2012-13.