Recently, the Supreme Court banned the sale of diesel engines over 2.0-litre in Delhi. The pollution levels in the country are extremely high and diesel engines were blamed for it. Several automobile manufacturers have been significantly affected by the ban on the sale of diesel models.
Tata Motors has six models on sales that use diesel engines over 2.0-litres. All six products cannot be sold in the state owing to the Supreme Court ban, which has taken a toll on their overall sales.
Now, the Indian-based automobile manufacturer is planning on modifying its existing diesel engine. Engine displacement will be lowered so that Tata Motors can resume sales of diesel vehicles in Delhi. No official announcement by Tata Motors has been made so far.
Previously, Mahindra lowered the displacement of its diesel engine to resume sales in Delhi. The new 1.99-litre diesel engine by Mahindra was launched in Delhi during January 2016. Mahindra will be utilising the newly developed diesel engine in their Scorpio and XUV5OO models.
Tata Motors could also make use of the new diesel engine as an alternative in other cities of India as well. The indian-based automobile manufacturer can commence sales of their products in the Delhi-NCR region.