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Hyundai i20 diesel to be discontinued in 2023

Phase 2 of the BS6 emission regulations will come into effect from April 1, 2023.

The upcoming Real Driving Emissions (RDE) norms are expected to spell doom for some diesel-powered passenger vehicles in India. Earlier, we had reported that Skoda would end the production of the Superb and Octavia and now, as per a new report, Hyundai could also axe the i20 Diesel.

Phase 2 of the BS6 emission regulations will come into effect from April 1, 2023. To comply with the stricter norms, carmakers would be required to make substantial upgrades to their diesel engines. Due to the high costs involved, some models are likely to be phased out.

The Hyundai i20 uses a 1.5-litre diesel that develops 99 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 240 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm. It is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The same 4-cylinder oil burner is also offered in the Venue and Kia Sonet.

Hyundai offers a 1.5-litre diesel equipped with a variable-geometry turbo (VGT) in the Verna, Creta and Alcazar. It is said that this version of the engine will be upgraded with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) in order to comply with the new norms.

Source: Autocar India

 
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