The sudden upturn in the prices of petrol have set the sales of diesel small cars soaring. The petro to diesel powered variant sales ratio for various cars is showing trends of swinging in favour of diesel cars in the times to come. Country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki is also realizing the increased demand of its diesel cars, and has, thus decided to reduce the exports of diesel engine from its Manesar plant. The company has been exporting from 35K to 45K engine units to its Hungary plant. However, the company has now decided to reduce the exports to negligible levels to cater to the local market.
“We are reducing on export of diesel engines significantly to cater to the domestic demand. Currently we export about 35,000 to 45,000 units every year to Hungary. We will reduce it to almost negligible levels in the next six months. The additional engines that we get (after cutting exports) will go for the Swift in India,” Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive officer (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), said.