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Continued strong demand for diesel trims vindicates the corporate’s stand, says Hyundai

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NEW DELHI: Hyundai Motor India is witnessing a strong demand for diesel fashions in its portfolio which vindicates its stand for persevering with with the know-how even within the BS-VI emission regime, in keeping with a senior firm official. The nation’s second largest passenger car maker continued with the diesel fashions even because the nation’s main carmaker Maruti Suzuki determined to discontinue diesel vehicles from its portfolio with the onset of stricter BS-VI emission norms from April this yr.

Several automakers determined to part out diesel powertrains, particularly small capability engines, as they thought that small diesel vehicles would grow to be costly and thus out of attain for entry-level prospects.

Companies like Tata Motors and Toyota Kirloskar Motor discontinued small capability diesel engines whereas persevering with with larger powertrains of their multi objective autos and SUVs.

In an interview with , Hyundai Motor India Director (Sales, Marketing and Service) Tarun Garg mentioned that near 60 per cent of the purchasers nonetheless choose diesel trims in Creta.

Similarly, about 32-33 per cent prospects are choosing diesel variations of Venue and round 30-33 per cent prospects are preferring diesel trims of Verna, he famous.

“India has been a very high volume diesel market for the last ten years. The customer wants fun of driving, they want fuel efficiency, they want high torque, so that is why they buy diesel trims,” Garg famous.

So it isn’t that out of the blue these prospects who’re used to purchasing diesel vehicles will go away, he mentioned.

“This is what Hyundai saw and our stand has been vindicated by the numbers we have been selling,” Garg added.

He mentioned there have been sure areas within the nation the place the demand for diesel autos remained very sturdy.

“There are markets like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana which are quite strong diesel markets,” Garg famous.

The firm believes in giving option to the client, he added.

“We want to be in the consideration… every person who wants mobility, and this is our responsibility and by offering petrol, diesel, turbo, CNG across variants, we are able to achieve that target,” Garg mentioned.

Hyundai at present utilises a spread of BS-VI compliant diesel powertrains, together with 1.2 litre, 1.5 litre and a pair of litre capability engines, to energy its product vary.

The firm’s lately launched all new i20 additionally comes with the 1.5 litre diesel engine.

“Around 50 per cent of the sales of i20 come from diesel trims. With this new engine and other powertrain options, we are expecting better performance in terms of volumes and customer satisfaction,” Garg mentioned.

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