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Renault To Discontinue Lodgy, Diesel Engines To Be Axed Too!

Renault is the latest player who has joined the troop of auto manufacturers who have decided to discontinue their diesel engines. According to a report published by ETAuto.com, Renault has confirmed that all the diesel engines will be discontinued due to the near arrival of the BS6. Renault will stop offering diesel cars in India from March 2020. Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & MD, Renault India Operations, has told that its 1.5L K9K engine will be phased out by March 2020.

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According to him, 50% of the sales volume was given to Renault India by the diesel variant of the Duster. However, with future discontinuation, only the petrol variant will be available in the Indian market. Another big news from Renault is that they will be discontinuing the Lodgy. Renault has decided to discontinue the Lodgy, due to the unavailability of a BS6 compliant diesel powertrain for this MPV. They have no plans to offer it in the petrol variant as well. 

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“It is not the question that we want to end it… We don’t want to get into diesel, so Lodgy ends there. We are not going to renovate. All (future launches) will be gasoline, including (premium SUV) Captur”, Venkatram Mamillapalle said.

Talking of the future, Renault has already started working on the BS6 compliant range. The automaker plans to launch the BS6 lineup somewhere around January 2020. Renault is also working on a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This will power the already existing sub-4-metre MPV, the Triber.

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BS6 is round the corner and we can expect the auto industry in India to change drastically in terms of engines and powertrains. The automakers are working really hard to make the necessary modifications as the deadline is approaching. Not only Renault, but major Indian manufacturers plan to discontinue the diesel lineup. Let’s see what happens next!

Vishal Khanna
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