March 27, 2023

From Maruti to Tata, these popular cars will be phased out, with new emission norms coming into effect from April 1. Maruti Tata Hyundai cars

India’s metro cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore…) are now suffering from pollution. The government is going to introduce new emission norms to reduce pollution. This will have a direct impact on the automobile industry.

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BS6 Phase 2 Rules: Some popular cars may soon be discontinued in the Indian market. The list includes several cars including Maruti Suzuki, Tata and Hyundai. This is happening due to the new emission norms that come into effect from 1 April 2023.

In fact, the central government is going to implement the updated BS6 Phase 2 RDE norms next month. Due to this the automobile industry has to go through some changes. Most people these days are affected by the greenhouse gases emitted by cars, two-wheelers and other vehicles. These new rules are being implemented to reduce the impact of pollution in such situations.

Under BS6 Phase 2, Real Driving Emission (RDE) and CAFE 2 (Corporate Average Fuel Emission) norms will be implemented. This will test some ideal conditions and emission levels of vehicles used in practice. Now the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD 2) rules will be applicable for two wheelers. Through this, the emissions of scooters and bikes will be monitored.

Impact of BS6 Phase 2 norms on India

To meet the conditions of the new rules, all automobile companies will have to update their petrol-diesel vehicles. The update will also include RDE diagnostic devices and programmed fuel injectors. Overall, the existing assembly of companies has to change. At the same time, doing so will increase development costs. This will have a direct impact on vehicle prices.

These popular cars will be discontinued

While most of the cars have to be updated due to the new rules, on the other hand companies are going to discontinue some of their older models. The discontinued cars include diesel models of Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20, Honda City, Jazz, Amaze, WR-V and petrol models of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Nissan Kicks, SKODA SUPERB, OCTAVIA.

Vehicle should have valid fitness certificate

We tell you that a valid fitness certificate is a must for vehicles plying on Indian roads. On the other hand, vehicles with expired fitness certificates will have to undergo the fitness test again or scrap the vehicle under MoRTH’s new vehicle scrapping policy.

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