Mahindra may discontinue the production of their 1.2-litre diesel engine.
In the past few days, we have got news that Maruti Suzuki has decided to discontinue the production of diesel engines. Following Maruti Suzuki, the Indian manufacturer, Mahindra might also discontinue the production of the 1.2-litre diesel engine that powers the KUV100.
Although the company might discontinue the production of the 1.2-litre diesel engine, it will still continue the production of larger capacity 1.5-litre, 2.0-litre and 2.2-litre diesel engines. The home-grown automaker is planning to get petrol variants of all the SUVs in its portfolio in the coming two years. The demand for the petrol variant of the XUV300 has given them an impetus to act on.
It is logical to see the company’s decision to discontinue the 1.2-litre diesel engine fitted on the KUV100 as the car never garnered enough sales. Apart from Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors is also considering to phase out small diesel cars due to high costs of upgrading to BS6 compliant engines. Even after the discontinuation of the 1.2-litre diesel engine fitted on the KUV100, there will be negligible impact on the sales of the company.
Mahindra Small Diesel Engines
– Mahindra is planning to discontinue the 1.2-litre diesel engine
– Due to the low sales figures of the KUV100, it is logical for the company to make such a decision
– Mahindra will still continue to manufacture large capacity diesel engines
Source – ETAuto.com