Maruti to shun smaller diesel cars
Will not make diesel cars which the customers will not be able to afford,however there are some diesel cars which customers can afford, and the company will make them: MSI Chairman
New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Tuesday said it will continue to manufacture diesel cars that customers can afford, thus ruling out stopping the production of diesel cars completely.
The cars are set to get costlier with the upcoming BS-VI emission norms from April next year.
The auto major currently sells various cars with diesel powertrains, including S-Cross, Ciaz, Vitara Brezza, Dzire, Baleno, and Swift.
While the bigger cars are likely to continue, the carmaker is expected to pull the plug on small diesel cars in its portfolio.
When asked if the company has decided to do away with diesel cars, MSI Chairman R C Bhargava said: "No. We have said that we will not make diesel cars which we feel the customers will not be able to afford.
He also said there are some diesel cars which customers can afford and the company will make them.
"It all depends on the customer, what his judgement is, what the customer will buy or not buy," he added.