Toyota has announced that it will continue selling diesel cars even after the BS6 rules are implemented. BS 6 rules will come into force in India from April 1, 2020. Prior to Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Ford, and Mahindra also talked about continuing the sale of diesel cars.
Toyota Company Vice President Shekhar Vishwanathan said that "We are getting a good response from customers towards diesel cars, that is why we have decided to continue production of diesel cars even further".
According to the company, between January and July 2019, the diesel and petrol models of Fortuner and Innova Crysta received sales figures in 82 (diesel): 18 (petrol) ratio respectively. At the same time, the sales of diesel and petrol models of the remaining cars were 50:50.
Mahindra had said some time ago that if the diesel engines of the existing cars are upgraded according to BS6 rules, their price will increase by one lakh rupees. Toyota has not given any information about this yet, but from the information received from Mahindra, it can be estimated how much the price of cars can increase.
Maruti has refused to upgrade its diesel cars to BS6 norms. Maruti says that if customers show more interest in diesel cars then only they will consider it again.