If a new report is to be believed, Mahindra and Mahindra will soon pull the plug on a few of its models ahead of the upcoming BS-VI emission norms that will come into effect in the year 2020. It is said that Mahindra will discontinue models including the Verito, Verito Vibe, Nuvosport and the Xylo in the coming months.
It is believed that poor sales of the aforementioned models is one of the reasons why they are not being upgraded to the BS-VI emission norms. Manufacturers selling cars in India will not only have to upgrade their cars to comply with the upcoming emission norms but also with the upcoming safety norms that will come into effect from 2019. The safety norms set by the Government of India will make it compulsory for automobile manufacturers to have airbags and ABS available as a standard feature in all passenger cars beginning July 1, 2019.
While Mahindra plans to discontinue some of its models from the Indian automobile market, the company is also working on a few new products that will be launched in the coming years. Mahindra is currently testing models such as an MPV codenamed U321, a compact SUV codenamed S201 and an SUV, which will be known as the TUV300 Plus.