Except Amaze, all Honda diesel models discontinued in India

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on April 1, 2020

Honda's India website no longer lists the diesel variants of the CR-V, Civic, and City. Meanwhile, models like the BR-V and the Accord Hybrid have been removed entirely.

As per the original BS-VI emission norms implementation deadline, Honda has updated its website. A quick glance through the model page reveals that the brand has pulled the plug on models like the BR-V crossover and the Accord hybrid. Clearly, both models will not be updated to meet the new emission norms. While the Accord hybrid failed to find many buyers in India due to its steep price tag, the BR-V, too, wasn't immensely successful (much like its MPV predecessor, the Mobilio). Since September 2019, Honda has managed to sell less than 300 units of the crossover each month, with the number diving to 60 in January 2020.

As for the fate of models like the CR-V, Civic, and City, the website now offers details of only their petrol variants. However, since Honda has not pulled the plug on its plans to upgrade its diesel engines to meet the BS-VI norms, it's safe to assume that the diesel variants of the above-mentioned models will make a comeback in the months to come. Honda started its BS-VI journey by launching the updated Amaze in January 2020. It is available with BS-VI compliant petrol & diesel engines.

While we know the new facelift version of the City is very close to its launch in India, for now, Honda's website shows the Jazz and the WR-V as the models that are next in line for an update. Bookings for the BS-VI WR-V are already underway and the same is expected for the updated Jazz very soon. These models, like the Amaze, will be powered by the same engine options, and only the power units will be updated to meet the new emission norms.

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