Auto News Desk – Some popular cars may soon be discontinued in the Indian market. The list includes many cars including Maruti Suzuki, Tata and Hyundai. This is happening because of the new emission norms which will come into effect from 1st April 2023. Actually, the central government is going to implement the updated BS6 Phase 2 RDE norms next month. Due to this, the automobile industry will have to go through some changes. Most of the people nowadays are affected by the greenhouse gases emitted by cars, two wheelers and other vehicles. In such a situation, these new rules are being implemented to reduce the effect of pollution.
Real Driving Emission (RDE) and CAFE 2 (Corporate Average Fuel Emission) norms will be applicable under BS6 Phase 2. Through this, the emission level of the vehicles used in some ideal conditions and in actual use will be tested. Now on-board diagnostics (OBD 2) norms will be applicable for two-wheelers. Through this, the emissions of scooters and bikes will be monitored.
Impact of BS6 Stage 2 norms on India
All automobile companies will have to update their petrol-diesel vehicles to meet the conditions of the new rules. Updates will include RDE diagnostic device and programmed fuel injectors. Overall, the existing assembly of companies will need to be changed. Also, doing so will increase the development cost. This will directly affect the cost of vehicles.
These popular cars will be discontinued
On one hand, where most of the cars have to be updated due to the new norms, on the other hand companies are going to discontinue some of their old models. Cars to be discontinued 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.
Vehicles must have valid fitness certificate
Let us tell you that it is necessary to have a valid fitness certificate for vehicles running on Indian roads. On the other hand, vehicles with expired fitness certificate will either have to undergo fitness test again or the vehicle will have to be scrapped under the new vehicle scrapping policy of MoRTH.