car news desk, Phase 2 of the new BS6 emission norms will be implemented in India from April 1, 2023. This is also known as Real Driving Emission (RDE), which requires the engine to be updated to comply. However, this has posed a challenge for many cars in the Indian market and has resulted in the discontinuation of many cars on March 31, 2023. The list of these cars includes Mahindra’s Marazzo, KUV100 and Alturas models. Due to this, the company is vacating the stock of these models, while the sale of Alturas has already stopped.
New emission norms will come into force across the country from April and all car companies will be required to comply with these rules to help reduce pollution. However, Mahindra has decided not to update its three models to meet these new norms. As a result, the company is clearing its stock of these cars till March 31. Keep in mind that the company has not issued an official statement regarding this decision.
One of the affected models is the Mahindra Marazzo, whose sales have seen a dip in recent months. In January 2023, the company sold only 164 units of the car, compared to 956 units sold in the same month last year. Another model affected by the decision not to update is the Mahindra KUV100. Over the past few months, the car has seen a steep decline in sales, selling only one unit in December 2022 and none in the subsequent months. The company may also discontinue its flagship model Mahindra Alturas in December 2022 due to the steep decline in sales. Still working. The company had also stopped production of the vehicle and stopped accepting new bookings. The company is now clearing its remaining stock of the car.