10 Reasons why you should buy a Petrol Car after BS VI Norms come into force
Car makers in India are quickly making a paradigm shift in their technologies and models in order to ensure compliance with the
BS VI norms. Bharat Stage Emission norms call for widespread measures to implemented by the vehicle makers so that the pollution levels are minimized as per the new standards and also the cars are fitted with pollutant filtering systems and onboard diagnostics (OBD) mechanisms to ensure that while operating in real time on the roads, the vehicles do not exceed the pollutant emission levels noted during laboratory testing. Some car manufacturers have stopped making diesel cars and have moved to make petrol fueled ones. Some have started contemplating on advanced technologies to make diesel cars that are compliant with the BS VI norms. While the market must stop selling the outdated models before the deadline of April 1, 2020, here are some reasons why petrol cars are better for you when you will have to comply with the BS VI norms.
- Diesel cars will become costlier in the forthcoming years as the car makers have to comply with the strict emission norms of the BS VI. Already some major automobile manufacturing companies have thought of scrapping the future of diesel vehicles from their portfolios. For instance,
Maruti Suzukihas announced it will phase out all the diesel models before April 1, 2020.
- Petrol cars will become more common than the diesel powered ones and many diesel versions will become petrol ones.
- Especially small diesel cars might become altogether non-existent after the implementation of BS VI norms since the bonnet sizes of these cars will not be able to accommodate the new class of diesel engines.
- Lesser number of vehicle buyers are already seen preferring the diesel powered cars owing to the newer understanding developing among them. Statistics show one in five buyers are only keen to go for diesel cars.
- The difference in margin between petrol and diesel prices are sharp eroding. The difference of Rs.34 a liter in 2012 has now shrunk to just Rs.3 to 5. With diesel turning a costlier fuel with lesser efficiency, consumers will prefer petrol cars more than the diesel ones.
- Sometime back the Supreme Court banned the resitration of diesel vehicles that are having engines of 2,000cc and above. This has sentimentally affected the diesel car buyers.
- Petrol cars can be easily converted into CNG powered vehicles.
- BS VI norms will make it expensive for diesel cars to comply with the regulations. Diesel as a fuel will disappear in cars prices lesser than 1 million.
- The engine oil and the spare parts used in diesel engines are considerably expensive than those that are used in the petrol ones. Hence the maintenance cost of diesel cars will become more than that of the petrol powered ones.
- Diesel cars produce more vibrations and noise.