A list of 10 popular cars that will be discontinued from the Indian market this year.
Union Government will soon impose new stringent crash test rules in the country this year. To compliant with new crash test norms, many cars will receive significant changes. However, some will be discontinued from the market. All the cars will have to meet the new crash test norms by October 2019. Moreover, standard safety features to be introduced in the existing models from April 2019.
Not just safety, Union Government has decided to introduce the BSVI emission norms from April 2020. This will lead to discontinuation of some of the existing engine lines, and one such example is the 1.3-litre Multi-Jet diesel engine that will be discontinued from April 2020. Here we bring you a list of 10 cars that will not be able to meet the crash test norms or the new emission standard, and will be discontinued from the markets.
– Tata Nano (2009-2019)
India’s cheapest car, Tata Nano will be discontinued soon as the company has decided to not upgrade the hatchback to meet the new safety and emission standards. This model was launched in 2009 with a tag of “people’s caar” of India.
– Tata Safari (1998-2019)
One of the most popular SUVs, Safari, will be discontinued from the market this year. Tata is currently focusing on launching all-new models in the country and has no plans to give an upgrade to the Safari nameplate. However, media speculations suggest that the next-gen model could arrive post 2020. Also See – Next-gen Tata Safari Rendered
– Fiat Linea (2008-2019)
Launched in January 2009, the Linea was one of the most favorite sedans in its category. After initial success, the sales of the mid-sized sedan started dropping big time. The company attempted a couple of upgrades to improve its numbers, but nothing worked. Now, Fiat has decided to phase out the Linea nameplate from the market.
– Fiat Punto (2009-19)
One of the most exciting hatchbacks on sale in India, the Fiat Punto, will finally phase out from the market in 2019. FCA Group has decided to focus on Jeep brand to drive sales in India, which means no more Fiat products will be on sale in India. Continue reading
– Honda Brio (2011-2019)
Launched in 2011, the Brio has been one of the most fun-to-drive hatchbacks currently on sale in India. With growing demand for SUVs, Honda has decided to not launch the next-gen Brio anytime soon in India. Read more
– Hyundai Eon (2011-2019)
With the arrival of the new Santro, it is quite evident that Hyundai’s smallest hatchback will be discontinued from the market. The hatchback will requite new round of investment to meet the upcoming crash test norms, and Hyundai has decided to sell the new Santro as its entry level model.
– Mahindra Nuvosport (2016-2019)
Launched in April 2016, the NuvoSport is basically the upgraded version of the Quanto. The small SUV failed to impress buyers and in fact, received just 1 buyer in the last six months. The dismal performance is the major reason behind the discontinuation of this model.
– Mahindra Xylo (2009-2019)
With the arrival new Marazzo, Mahindra will discontinue the old-schooled Xylo MPV from the market. The MPV was more popular among fleet owners, but was not accepted by family owners.
– Maruti Suzuki Omni (1984-2019)
Launched in 1984, the Omni has been one of the oldest models currently on sale in India. Sadly, the humble VAN won’t receive any update to meet the upcoming safety standards. Continue reading
– Maruti Gypsy (1985-2019)
India’s favorite off-roader, Maruti Gypsy will finally be discontinued from India in April 2019. The company won’t upgrade the Gypsy SUV with new safety standards. Instead, Maruti Suzuki is considering the new-gen Jimny as the next-gen Gypsy for the market. However, this model will take another 2-3 years before making way to our market. Continue reading
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