As the BS-VI emission norm kicks in from April 1, 2020, listed here are the highest 5 automobiles which have stated goodbye to the Indian market.
- Last Updated: April 6, 2020, 5:38 PM IST
For fairly a while now we’ve got been interested by the time when the BS-VI emission norm necessities develop into obligatory. And from April 1, 2020, it has! As per a Supreme Court order from October 2018, no car, be it a two-wheeler, four-wheeler, industrial or passenger car, shall be allowed to be bought from the beginning of this month that doesn’t meet the BS-VI emission norm, which is sort of at par because the Euro-VI emission norm coming into act globally.
While the transition has resulted in plenty of updates and facelifts of automobiles being rolled out up to now few months, sadly, it additionally signifies that a few of the automobiles haven’t made the minimize. While that record is lengthy, we determined to check out the highest 5 automobiles that you’ll now not be capable of purchase. Keep in thoughts, although, that the record is in no explicit order.
1. Tata Safari Storme
Tata Safari Storme. (Photo: Tata Motors)
We begin with what is probably probably the most iconic automobiles within the Indian automotive historical past – the Tata Safari. The SUV has been round for over 20 years and over the course of the years, it has seen some slightly substantial modifications too. In phrases of street presence, there may be hardly any automotive that would match it. But, as per the present Tata lineup consisting of SUVs just like the Tata Nexon and the Tata Harrier, the Safari has pushed into the sundown.
2. Toyota Altis
Toyota Corolla Altis. (Image: Toyota)
The Toyota Altis has been the chief sedan that has been sworn by for its reliability, construct high quality, driving expertise, and providing worth for cash of a lot costlier sedans by its house owners. In 2017, the present era of the Altis acquired a mid-life update and went on to be joined by the likes of the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and old-time rival Skoda Octavia in current instances. But now, with the onset of BS-VI emission norms, this sedan has bowed out of the competitors.
3. Skoda Octavia
Skoda Octavia. (Photo: Manav Sinha/Information18.com)
And the Toyota Altis will not be alone to try this because the Skoda Octavia too won’t see the sunshine of day with the brand new BS-VI emission norms kicking in. The Octavia is arguably the most well-liked Skoda not solely in India however across the globe and has been the go-to government sedan selection for many who desire a implausible driving expertise on this phase. Internationally, there’s a new mannequin of the Octavia being bought at present however that one won’t be launched right here. Instead, we count on the all-new mannequin to make it to our shores within the subsequent couple of years. But as of now, the Skoda Octavia is now not on sale.
4. Honda Accord
Honda Accord. (Image: Information18.com)
The Honda Accord has been a highly regarded Honda Sedan in India and it got here again to our market in 2016 in an all-new avatar. However, being imported as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) meant that the Accord ended up having an ex-showroom price ticket over Rs 50 lakh, placing it in opposition to the German choices and in a slightly uncommon spot. The nametag continues to be highly regarded and has an important recall worth to it however given how poorly thew new Accord carried out by way of gross sales, Honda determined to not put money into it and make it BS-VI emission norm compliant. We’ll simply must make do with the Honda Civic for now!
5. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. (Photo: Mitsubishi)
Another iconic SUV that’s saying goodbye is the Mitsubishi Pajero. Undoubtedly the most well-liked Mitsubishi to be bought in India, the Pajero has had a tragic departure from our market. The Pajero Sport got here again in 2012 and bought minor updates over time. Today, nonetheless, the Mitsubishi India web site not solely doesn’t have any automotive on sale, it doesn’t record any dealership or service centre both.