A rampant decline in Diesel engine cars will be seen in the coming future as the automobile manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki plans to cease its diesel engine assembly plant in Gurugram. According to three anonymous resources, The Suzuki Motor Corp. unit might either convert the diesel engine line in its Gurgaon plant to produce petrol engines or add an assembly line for petrol engines at its plant in Manesar. (Source: Mint)
This move suggests the decrementing demand for diesel cars in India and further, the companys ideas to utilize the automobile market, especially CNG cars and petrol cars, and electric cars and hybrid cars.
Plus, 1.3-litre diesel engines which the automobile manufacturer is currently amassing for its Super carry trucks as well as highly sought-after car models, namely, Brezza, Baleno, Ertiga and Vitara, is halting the production of the diesel engines. The diesel engine is mainly an in-house assemblage of the company. One of the anonymous sources states, In the long run, Maruti will not offer the 1.3-litre diesel engine anymore and in the medium term, the diesel engine assembly line in Manesar will suffice for the demand in the market. (Source: Mint )
This transition is led by a steep decrease in demand for diesel cars in the domestic automobile market. Therefore, similar to other automobile manufacturers, Maruti Suzuki is also taking actions to counter untoward customer choices.