Of late, there has been a lot of discussions and measures being taken to control the emission rates and preserve the environment at a greater scale. India has been coming out with strict rules and emission control measures for the past few years and this has put on huge pressure on the auto industry to come out with a viable solution. This is exactly why many companies are looking to stop diesel engines for the coming year as a means for curbing emission and pollution in the year 2020. There are already many initiatives that has been take in this line by top notch brands.
Renault stops Lodgy
Renault has discontinued its diesel car Audi Q3 Personal Contract Hire. The company has come with a decision not to upgrade its 1.5L K9K engine which powers an array of Renault and Nissan models across India. Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO and MD, Renault India Operations, has revealed to the source that its 1.5L K9K engine will be stopped by March 2020. This engine is at present seen on models such as Lodgy, Duster and the Captur. It is not sure to know f the absence of this diesel unit will adversely affect the overall Renault India sales as a lot of people across India are making use of diesel engines at large.
It should be understood that Audi Q3 Used Cars India is also bound to come with similar plan because the same K9K diesel engine also does duties on the Sunny, Micra, Terrano and the new Kicks compact SUV.This is a Promotion Choice to replace heavy diesel with petrol burning engines. The plan of Renault India is to start introducing the BS-VI petrol engines by January 2020 and also the company is already working on a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which will power the Triber and the sub-4-metre SUV H2 2020 launch for which the official announcement has already been made by the company.