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Old 6th January 2016, 17:10   #16
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This is not something that the government has done - with all due respect, it's a tokenistic move by judges keen to exercise their power and "do something" rather than think about what will really solve the problem. The fact is that diesels do contribute more to particulate emissions (even Euro 6 diesels) than patrols - though a Mercedes 2.1 litre may well emit less NOX than a VW 1.95 litre, and both emit much less particulates than the standard badly maintained Tata Indica 1.4 litre diesel. So longer term, even if cars account for only a small part of emissions, stringent limits on the use of diesels are very likely. So developing a petrol alternate makes sense.
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Default Re: Toyota India mulls petrol versions of Innova, Fortuner

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Sometimes i really wonder why do SUV paying customers who are paying so much moolah be concerned too much about the Fuel price. He of all the people should be ready to buy a good powered SUV and then fuel it with Petrol, why price should be a deterrent.
It's not just the cost of fuel. Diesel is superior because:

- Diesel UVs have more torque. With the weight of body-on-frame UVs & 7 occupants onboard, you need torque (not horsepower).

- Big difference in fuel economy. Petrol engines are very sensitive to weight. A Fortuner AT petrol will barely give 5 - 6 kpl. A diesel can easily manage 9 kpl.

- Longer tank range. This is crucial when you are touring.

- Better & faster resale. Try putting up a petrol UV on sale and you'll be lucky to have even one inquiry in the first week.

Of course, a lot of the factors could change with direct injection turbo-petrol motors. But they're a long way from achieving mass market status.
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Default Re: Toyota India mulls petrol versions of Innova, Fortuner

Mahindra is about to launch 1.9 liter engine with lower BHP but not impact torque.

Scorpio with 1.9 liter engine is ready and XUV with 1.9 liter engine will come by Feb

So they are doing something to get their stocks moving till 31st March.

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