Big automobile companies in India are rethinking their budget car strategies in India, thanks to the new BS VI emissions norms impending move in 2020. Several court orders and government regulations are making life difficult for the diesel model cars in India. This has effectively changed the strategies by Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Tata and Honda.
Maruti mull over the decision to stop the diesel version of its 800cc car, celerio, while Toyota has decided not to fit the 1.5l GDI diesel engine in its Vios sedan that is about to arrive in India. Honda Motors has also dropped the idea of coming up with a budget car with a three cylinder 1.2l engine in India. The second home-grower to halt plans is Tata Motors who has put its 1.6 and 1.2-litre diesel engine car plans on hold.
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