The Real Driving Emissions (RDE) norms coming into effect in India from April 2023 onwards will cause the discontinuation of several cars and SUVs.
Nissan Kicks is a mid size SUV but it has not been doing great in terms of sales since its launch. Nissan initially offered the SUV with both petrol and diesel engine options.
Toyota is most likely to discontinue Innova Crysta petrol from the market as it would otherwise affect the sales of the new Innova Hycross.
Tata is also expected to discontinue the 1.5 litre diesel version of their premium hatchback Altroz from the market as upgrading the engine would increase the price of the hatchback.
Renault is most likely to discontinue the Kwid 800 from the market. They might continue to offer the 1.0 litre petrol version.
Even India’s largest car manufacturer is planning to discontinue one of their model from the market. It is most likely to discontinue the Alto 800 from the market
Hyundai might also discontinue the diesel engine variants of i20 hatchback
Hyundai might also discontinue the diesel engine variants of erna sedan from the market as part of the RDE or BS6 phase 2 transition next year.
The report stated that in 2023, the Japanese giant will remove Jazz from its lineup in the world's fifth-largest economy.
The reason for Mahindra to discontinue the KUV100 is a fewer sales number.