The Supreme court has upheld the ban on diesel cars above 2000cc. What are the diesel cars that 'can' be driven in Delhi? Read through to find out.
Under India's top manufacturer, there are many that you can register and drive.
Maruti Celerio, Ritz, and Swift make it to the list and if you own one of them, you can drive them around the streets of Delhi.
Compact Sedans & Premium Hatchback:
Here, the Maruti Baleno, Maruti S-Cross and Swift Dzire whose displacement is less than 2000cc are not banned and can be registered.
Compact SUV, MPV & Sedan:
The newly launched Maruti Vitara Brezza, Maruti Ertiga, and Maruti Ciaz are part of the list that you can consider buying in Delhi.
Small Cars & Sub-Four Metre Compact Cars:
Among the small cars is the Hyundai Grand i10 and Hyundai's Xcent from the compact sedan segment are eligible for registration.
Premium Hatchback & Sedan:
Hyundai best seller i20 and i20 Active are two cars that you can buy. As for the sedan segment, the Verna and Elantra make it to the list.
Hyundai Creta is the best-selling compact SUV in the country and it will continue to be registered in Delhi.
Small Cars & Sedans:
Among the Tata, the Tata Indica, Indigo, Bolt, and Zest are clear from the ban. Also, the new Tata Tiago will be another car from Tata which does not come under the purview of the ban.
The top third manufacturer in India, Mahindra is one of the first to react and have re-tuned their engines in their cars which can be driven in Delhi.
Small Cars, Hatchback & Sedans:
The new KUV100, Mahindra Verito Vibe, soon to be launched Mahindra Nuvosport and Mahindra Verito will make it to the list.
Among the SUVs of Mahindra, XUV500, Scorpio and TUV300 are SUVs which escapes the ban. The XUV500 and Scorpio have made it to the list because Mahindra was soon to react and offer these SUVs in less the 2000cc category.
Honda, Ford, Fiat, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, Volkswagen & Skoda
Honda's City, Amaze, and Jazz make up the hatchback and sedan segment for the manufacturer, on the MPV front, the Mobilio is part of the non-banned cars in Delhi.
Ford will continue to offer the Figo, Aspire and EcoSport escape the diesel ban in Delhi. As for the Nissan and Renault, the Nissan Micra, Sunny, Evalia and Terrano and the Renault Pulse, Lodgy, Scala, Fluence, and the Duster and Koleos.
Skoda will enjoy the non-banned list in their Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb which more or less makes up their product range in India.
As for Fiat, Toyota and Volkswagen, Fiat's Punto Pure, Punto Evo, Avventura, Linea Classic, Fiesta and Linea, Toyota Etios Liva, Etios, Etios Cross and Corolla Altis will be part of the non-banned diesel cars in Delhi. Volkswagen Polo, Polo Cross, Vento, and Jetta make it to the list of non-banned diesel cars.
Luxury Cars Not Banned In Delhi
BMW, Audi & Volvo
BMW X1 and X3, 1 series, 3 series and 5 series are exempted from the Supreme court's directive on diesel cars ban with specifications in excess of 2000cc displacement.
As for Audi, A3, A4, A6, Q3 and Q5 are the cars from the luxury car manufacturer which can be registered in Delhi.
Volvo on the other hand, the V40, V40 Cross, S60, S80, XC60, and XC90 make it to the list which can be driven in Delhi. A good range of Volvo cars is up for grabs which are good for the manufacturer.
Since the directive from the Supreme court to uphold the ban on diesel cars above 2000cc, many manufacturers will look to re-tune the engine in their best selling cars in Delhi. Mahindra has taken the lead and many manufacturers will follow suit very soon.