5 popular SUVs with 2000 cc diesel engines banned in Delhi and NCR
Supreme Court might lift the ban after payment of one time environment cess
It’s been half a year, 2000 cc diesel engines are banned in Delhi and NCR. Because of that several automakers like Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Mahindra & Mahindra, Audi, BMW has seen steep decline in their sales figures. While automaker like Toyota has threatened not to launch any new models in the country, automaker like Tata Motors and Mahindra has changed their strategy to equip the Delhi and NCR spec large cars with sub 2000 cc engines. On the other side, the sales of petrol cars have been increased.
Meanwhile Supreme Court has announced they are open to lift the ban on 2000 cc and larger diesel engine powered cars in Delhi and NCR. But condition remains, as the Apex Court has suggested an one time cess to impose on the large cars. Which means the price of these cars will significantly increase. Another question remains; who ever pays hefty, gets the license to pollute? No wonder, another big debate is awaiting.
Meanwhile, we take a look at the popular SUVs with 2000 cc or larger diesel engines under the hood, which have been greatly affected by the ban in Delhi and NCR.
Toyota Fortuner is one of the best selling and most popular SUVs in Indian market. Due to the ban imposed on 2000 cc and above engines in Delhi and NCR the Fortuner is certainly one of the most affected car. The butch looking muscular SUV is powered by a 2494 cc and a 2982 cc diesel engine. Transmission duties are done by both the manual and automatic gearbox options. The car is known for its capability to take on the tough terrain tasks and it is also smooth running on urban roads. Apart from that the comfort is what makes the car pretty much desirable. An all new Toyota Fortuner is expected to launch in Indian market soon in near future. Although due to the ban on 2000 cc and above diesel engines the Japanese automaker has threatened that they would not bring the new Fortuner in Indian market.
Engine displacement: 2494 cc and 2982 cc.
Toyota Innova Crysta is the latest generation of Toyota Innova. The Innova has been the top selling and most popular MPV of all time in India. The new Innova Crysta comes with two different diesel engine options, both being above 2000 cc. The smaller engine is a 2393 cc and the bigger engine is a 2755 cc engine. Transmission options include both the manual and automatic gearboxes. The new Innova Crysta looks more premium compare to the outgoing Innova. Rather than just being a people mover the new Innova Crysta looks muscular and stylish. The exterior and interior design has been changed radically. Inside the spacious cabin the car offers plenty of upmarket features and comfort. The car is very popular among the individual customers as well as fleet movers also. Being banned in Delhi and NCR it has directly affected the Japanese automaker’s sales figure.
Engine displacement: 2393 cc and 2755 cc.
Tata Safari has been in Indian market for quite long time. It is also the Tata Motor’s top model in the country. The Tata Safari or later launched Tata Safari Storme is powered by a 2179 cc diesel engine which is mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The engine is powerful, but being covered under the diesel ban in Delhi and NCR, which has caused the automaker losing sales figure in the region. The Tata Safari Storme looks not exactly very much aesthetic compare to the other competitors, but the design and interior features are very much practical. The interior features plenty of space inside the cabin. The pricing for this butch looking Tata Motors’ SUV ranges between INR. 10.37 lakh to INR. 15.21 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi)
Engine displacement: 2179 cc.
Mahindra & Mahindra is known as the SUV maker of India. Among the range of SUVs from the Indian auto manufacturer the Bolero is certainly one wide selling and very popular model. The Bolero has been the best selling number one SUV of India for a decade. Mahindra Bolero is powered by a 2523 cc diesel engine which is paired with a manual transmission. The car is rugged looking yet appealing. No wonder the car is tough enough to take on the rough terrain challenge, which is why the Indian customers love this SUV as their trusted four wheeler. The car is about to receive a facelift soon, which is expected to come with some cosmetic updates and feature updates as well. The interior of the outgoing model is pretty much Spartan compare to the competitors, but its practicality is undeniable.
Engine displacement: 2523 cc.
If we talk about stylish cars from the Mahindra, then undoubtedly it is going to be the Mahindra Scorpio. The 2014 Mahindra Scorpio looks very much appealing with its rugged and stylish design, which is very much muscular as well. Mahindra Scorpio is powered by a 2179 cc and a 2523 cc diesel engine. There is a 1997 cc engine as well, which is exempted from the 2000 cc diesel engine ban. The transmission duties are done by both manual and automatic gearbox options. Priced between INR. 9.41 lakh to INR. 15.14 lakh the Mahindra Scorpio is a very popular model. Inside the cabin of the new model it sports several interesting features.
Engine displacement: 2179 cc and 2523 cc.