As the debate on the ban of diesel-run SUVs and luxury cars with engine capacity of 2000cc in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) continues, it looks like the car makers in the country do not wish to leave their prospective customers in lurch.
Emerging reports suggest that the auto makers, who are likely to be affected the most by the ban, have already started taking necessary steps to bring down the impact of the ban. A report in OverDrive states that in Delhi, Mahindra has promised to refund the booking amount of SUVs and the company is also planning to launch new offers and schemes for the prospective customers to choose other models offered by the company in case of cancellation. The report also adds that the company will also help the dealers to move the stocks of the affected cars to neighbouring areas.
The ban, which will be effective till 31 March, 2016, has been issued in the wake of increasing pollution in Delhi, which has been ranked as the world's worst polluted city by the World Health Organisation.
List of luxury cars and SUVs with over 2000cc diesel engines that have been banned in Delhi:
Mahindra -Bolero, Scorpio, XUV500, Rexton
Audi- Q5 3.0L TDI, Q7, A8
BMW - 5 Series 3.0 530d, X3 xDrive 30d 3.0-litre, X5, X6, 6 Series, 7 Series
Chevrolet- Tavera, Trailblazer
Jaguar- XF, XJ
Land Rover- Freelander 2, Discovery Sport, Evoque, Discovery 4, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover
Mercedes-Benz – A-Class, B-Class, CLA-Class, GLA-Class , C-Class, E-Class, GLE-Class, CLS-Class, GLS-Class, S-Class, G-Class.
Toyota- Fortuner, Innov, Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado
Tata- Aria, Safari, Safari Storme, Sumo
Hyundai Santa Fe
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport