New Delhi: MG Motors India has stated that it will continue to provide diesel engine options in their vehicles, priced above Rs 15 lakh, even after the transition to Bharat Stage VI (BSVI) emission norms that have forced Renault and Maruti Suzuki to halt sale of diesel vehicles in the nation from next year.
“In all vehicles priced below Rs 15 lakh, demand for diesel versions will fall dramatically after implementation of BS-VI emission norms. On the basis of this, we will decide on introducing BS VI-compliant diesel engines in our vehicles,” stated Rajeev Chaba, president of MG Motor India, which is a subsidiary of China’s SAIC Motor Corp.
As per Chaba, the organization will continue to deliver diesel powertrains in SUV Hector; however, the automobile will witness some hike in prices once the advanced engine is installed the next year. MG Motor is the latest player in the Indian car market. It introduced its Hector SUV, which costs between Rs 12.18 lakh and Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom, India), on Thursday.
Hector is installed with 1.5 liter petrol and 2 liter diesel engine. The organization also has a hybrid model in petrol. In the past three weeks, the company has received around 10,000 bookings for the vehicle.