Maruti Suzuki to phase out diesel cars from April 2020
New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki, the biggest automobile manufacturer in India, on Thursday announced that it will phase out the diesel cars in its portfolio by April 1, 2020. From this date, BS-VI emission norms will come into effect.
Briefing media persons here Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R. C. Bhargava said, “From April 1 2020, we will have no diesel car on sale.”
As of now, Maruti Suzuki sells a range of diesel vehicles in passenger and light commercial segment. Models that have diesel engine include the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Dzire, Baleno, Ertiga, Ciaz, S-Cross and the hot-selling Vitara Brezza.
The car making company has reportedly sold 458,479 vehicles in the three months ended March 31, down 0.7 per cent.