Chevrolet Tavera, M800, Skoda Octavia to Go Off Market in 13 Cities of India
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Chevrolet will stop retailing its SUV model Tavera from today as the new emission norms come into effect. The old model is not compliant with the new emission norms and will not be sold in 13 cities of India from today onwards. Chevrolet Tavera is powered by 2.5L diesel engine and does not meet the new BS-IV emission norms. The company has decided not to upgrade the engine which means it will be sold only in the BS-III cities of India.
A senior official from General Motors India confirmed the reports stating that it is true that the company will not retail the model in 13 cities of India where BS-IV norms become applicable. However, he refused to confirm whether the model will be eventually phased out or not.
On the other hand, India’s once most popular car model M800 also goes out of the market from today. Maruti has already launched its replacement Suzuki Cervo in the Japanese market but has not yet announced anything for the Indian market.
Skoda Auto had also earlier announced that its most popular sedan model Skoda Octavia will also be not sold in 13 cities of the country when the new emission norms become effective.
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Pls reconfirm if SKODA FABIA 1.2 cars are not in this stop production list.April 04, 2010 by Tony Chacko
why it is so confusing?SHIVA PLEASE ADVISE AS I WILL GET MY FORD IKON DELIVERED IN NEXT 1-2 DAYS .. SHOULD I GO FOR IT OR I NEED TO BUY SOME OTHER MODEL AS IN PUNJAB BS-3 SALES WILL HAPPEN.BUT WHAT IF I NEED TO MOVE TO 1 OF 13 CITIES LATER ..WILL I GET BS-3 FUEL THERE??WAHAT WOULD BE DISADVANTAGE OF PURCHASING IKON IF ANY RIGHT NOWApril 04, 2010 by SANDEEP
I agree. Pollution Norms for vehicles must be the same throughout the country, else we will have this confusion as brought out by Aniruddha. One cannot register a new BS III vehicle in these 13 cities, thats all the new regulation prohibits. No wonder GM and Skoda continue to make and sell the Tavera and the Octavia !April 02, 2010 by Sandeep
Nothing can prevent it.Someone can buy M800 at Nasik and take the car to Pune and use it there.The road tax has already been paid to the Government of Maharashtra state.The owner has every right to use the car at Pune.April 01, 2010 by Aniruddha
What to prevent customers from buying it in BS-lll cities and use it in these 13 cities which have BS-lV norms?April 01, 2010 by Abu Pakoba
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