In 2023, We have seen so many new products from major automobile manufacturers, but some cars and SUVs were discontinued in the Indian market in 2023. Here in this guide, we will discuss which SUVs and cars discontinued in 2023 and some reasons why it’s happened.
This year some brands have given us some hit SUVs and Cars like XUV700, ScorpioN, Tata Nexon Facelift, Kia Sonet, and Toyota Urban Cruiser. Still, we have lost some of the popular options like the Honda Jazz, WR-V, Nissan Kicks, Mahindra Marrazzo, Skoda Superb, and many more.
We have seen so many vehicles discontinued because of the two main reasons one of them is low sales and the second reason is because of strict emissions rules. Brands had to decide whether they upgrade to the latest technology or just discontinue and a lot of brands chose to discontinue least-selling cars from their Portfolio.
SUVs Discontinued in India 2023
Indian car market growing towards SUVs but we have seen some of the popular options discontinued because of poor sales and the cost to upgrade to the latest emission norms.
1. Nissan Kicks
Nissan Kicks is a compact SUV or crossover in the Indian market. Carmaker launches this amazing-looking SUV in competition with Creta. Nissan tried experiments with this and after that, we saw their best-selling compact SUV Magnite.
Nissan Kicks is discontinued because of BS6 phase 2 or real driving emission (RDE) norms. It’s coming to be costly if they have to upgrade kicks to meet these emission Standards.
2. Honda WR-V
Honda WR-V is a compact sub-4m SUV from Japanese automobile gient Honda. Before the latest BS6 norms rolled out we had not seen great sales of this SUV. We have seen high sales of Amaze more than the Honda WR-V.
A lot of car buyers didn’t like the looks of the Honda WR-V but the carmaker had not updated this car for a lot of time.
Sedan Discontinued in India
One of the declining car types is the Sedan in the Indian automobile market. So we have seen some of the popular options vanish from the market because of the latest BS6 emission norms start strong regulations.
3. Honda Amaze & City Diesel
Due to the latest emission rules, we have seen the discontinuation of the most popular diesel-engine Sedan in the market. But you can buy this amazing affordable sedan in India in petrol but no diesel options. a lot of people liked this sedan because of their diesel engine like my brother Yogesh Godara.
4. Hyundai Verna Diesel
One of the most popular sedans in India is the Hyundai Verna and we have seen a fan following like Mahindra Scorpio but now the brand has discontinued Verna’s Diesel version and now they have upgraded to the latest Hyundai Global language.
5. Skoda Octavia & Superb
Premium and affordable segment sedans Octavia and Superb were discontinued from Skoda. Because VW and Skoda are working on new models to bring into the Indian market.
Skoda is known for sedans in the Indian market and because of the latest emission norms and low sales, they have to discontinue these amazing sedans.
Hatchback Discontinued in 2023
Hatchbacks are really small in size but you get amazing power or mileage as you want. We are witnessing the slow death of hatchbacks also because of buyers shifting towards SUVs. In 2023, we have seen some popular names like the Alto 800, Hyundai i20 Diesel, and many more.
6. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
One of the affordable cars in India was the Alto and because of the latest norms and safety rules brand had to discontinue their selling hatchback Alto800. We have seen this car on plain roads to hilly areas lot of people say this car is ‘Lord Alto’.
7. Honda Jazz
Honda Jazz is one of the best products in the Indian market from Honda but we have seen a decline in sales for a long time they did not launch any facelift or upgraded version and that led to the slow death of Honda Jazz.
After the latest norms brand decided to discontinue this product from the Indian market and focused on bringing the latest cars to the Indian market.
8. Hyundai i20 Diesel
Hyundai has axed the diesel version of the i20 because of Upcoming RDE (Real Driving Emission) norms. So now you can buy this product with a petrol engine or you can take a look at other premium hatchbacks in the Indian market.
Final Words on Cars Discontinued in 2023
These are some of the 10 most popular cars discontinued in India in 2023. a lot of products were discontinued because of upcoming RDE norms and low sales of products. Some brands focus on bringing a new product into the Indian market.