LiveMint’s accordingAs many as 17 car models offered by various auto makers could be discontinued from April 2023 as the country will come into effect with a new set of emission norms called Real Driving Emission (RDE) norms from April next year.
For those unaware, the RDE will require that vehicles have an onboard self-diagnostic device to monitor real-time driving emission levels. The RDE test measures pollutants such as NOx emitted by vehicles in a real-life environment. The RDE has been introduced as part of Phase 2 of the BS-VI emission norms in India, with the first phase starting in 2020.
The report suggests that along with installing an onboard self-diagnostic device, automakers will need to undertake several other upgrades, the biggest of which is the the cars The engines have to be upgraded. This could lead to higher costs, which is neither good news for manufacturers nor for customers. Diesel cars will be most affected by the new emission norms.
The report further suggests that companies are taking some steps to comply with the new regulations. models are also considering discontinuing, including Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Tata Altroz Diesel, Renault Kwid 800, Mahindra Alturas G4, Mahindra Marazzo, Mahindra KUV100, Nissan Kicks, Toyota Innova Crysta Petrol, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Superb, Hyundai i20 Diesel, Hyundai Verna Diesel, Honda City 4th Gen, Honda City 5th Gen Diesel, Honda Amaze Diesel, Honda Jazz and Honda WR-V.