After implementing BS6 emissions on Indian cars, the government of India will implement more stringent BS6 emission norms, which are also called Real Driving Emissions or RDE norms. Under the new norms, manufacturers are required to make the real-time emission of their vehicles public. While many manufacturers will implement the new norms, many other manufacturers will simply take off the cars from the model line-up. Here are 13 such cars that will be discontinued by the manufacturers and these cars will not be available after 1st April.
Renault Kwid 800
The Renault Kwid’s entry-level variant powered by the 800cc engine will be discontinued from the Indian market from 1st April. The 800cc version will be discontinued. Renault updated its other cars to meet the new RDE norms. In fact, the French manufacturer was one of the first ones to update the entire line-up to meet the new RDE norms.
Honda Cars India has already stopped selling the Amaze diesel in the Indian market silently. The brand simply took it off the website. The brand will also stop selling the WR-V in India. The WR-V is expected to make space for an all-new SUV that will come to the Indian market later this year. Even though Honda has not confirmed if it continue to sell the WR-V in the Indian market, the brand is most likely to stop selling the vehicle post-1st April.
Mahindra KUV100 hatchback will also become officially discontinued from the Indian market on 1st April 2023. The car is not popular in the market anymore and is not getting decent sales in the market as well.
The MPV from Mahindra never became too popular in the market but the Marazzo did show promise of beating the Innova in the Indian market. It will be soon discontinued though.
Tata Altroz became the first five-star rated car in the Indian market. However, the diesel variant of the Altroz petrol will get discontinued due to the emission norms. People find the regular naturally-aspirated version of the Altroz quite underpowered.
4th gen Honda City
The 5th Generation Honda City has made a lot of progress in the Indian market. Honda may just discontinue the 4th Generation City, which was on sale alongside the newer sedan. The 4th gen City will be discontinued this 1st April 2023.
Mahindra Alturas G4
While Mahindra officially stopped taking bookings for the Alturas G4 back in December 2022, the vehicle is still officially available in the market and shows on its website of Mahindra. Mahindra will discontinue the car officially on 1st April post the emission update. The Alturas G4 did not do very well in the Indian market despite being priced competitively.
The Honda Jazz was one of the first premium cars in the Indian market. While there is no news for the launch of the all-new Honda Jazz in India, the premium hatchback will be discontinued in the coming few weeks.
Hyundai i20 diesel
Hyundai is one the only manufacturers that sell diesel engines in all the segments in India. The brand, however, will stop selling the diesel i20 from 1st April. Hyundai has already stopped selling the Grand i10 NIOS and the Aura sub-compact sedan with diesel engines in the Indian market. The most affordable Hyundai car with a diesel engine will be Venue after 1st April.
Maruti Suzuki 800
The Maruti Suzuki 800 hatchback will be discontinued in the Indian market post the RDE norms. While Maruti Suzuki is working on an all-new model that will be launched later this year, the brand has not officially updated the current version of the car.
Nissan India will discontinue the Kicks mid-size SUV by April 1st 2023. The car has not been selling much for a long time now and Nissan plans to finally pull the plug on the product on the 1st of April. Nissan has already announced its plans to bring the all-new X-Trail and several other cars to the Indian market later this year.
Skoda Octavia and Superb
Skoda will discontinue the Octavia and Superb from the Indian market. While the brand is focussing on India 2.0 strategy with the new cars like Slavia and Kushaq, the older cars will not be updated to meet the regulations.