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Small car segment: MSIL sees end of road for diesel vehicles after its price overtakes petrol in Delhi

While the average price per liter of petrol and diesel was at a high of Rs 31 in 2011-12, it came down to around Rs 7 per liter in 2019-20 and is down to Rs 5 on average across the country.

As the price per liter of diesel in Delhi has overtaken and the gap has narrowed in many states, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) feels that this will be the end of the road for diesel cars – at least the car segment. In. From April 1, 2020, diesel cars ceased production and with big bets on CNG as the fuel of the future, MSIL plans to introduce CNG vehicles in all models going forward and has already introduced eight models Is introduced in

As diesel car sales in the passenger vehicle segment declined from around 60 per cent in 2012-13 to 28 per cent in 2019-20 (17 per cent share in Q4 FY20), said Shashank Srivastava, ED, sales and marketing in MSIL That there is not much economic sense in owning diesel cars. “In the BS-VI regime, the cost of acquisition of a diesel car is anywhere between Rs 1.25 lakh and Rs 2.05 lakh on the petrol variant and if the running cost of the diesel car is not low (as it was before), it does not happen. It does not make economic sense to buy a diesel car. ”

While the average price per liter of petrol and diesel was at a high of Rs 31 in 2011-12, it came down to around Rs 7 per liter in 2019-20 and is down to Rs 5 on average across the country. In Delhi, the prices of diesel and petrol have increased by about Rs 80 per liter in the last three weeks. With the price of petrol overtaking diesel in Delhi, the running cost of a diesel vehicle is higher than that of a petrol car.

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