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List of diesel cars banned in Delhi, NCR – Total 50 cars banned

As Delhi battles to clean up the air, the Supreme Court has issued an order banning registration of diesel SUVs with engine capacity over 2000cc.

Even as Delhi has been ranked as the world’s worst polluted city by World Health Organisation, authorities have failed to take up this issue and address the problem head on. National Green Tribunal suggested that banning cars is the solution.

Thus, Supreme Court announced today that for the three months (Jan to Mar 2016), there will be no new registration of diesel cars with engine capacity over 2,000cc. This rule is not only applicable in Delhi, but in the entire NCR (National Capital Region). This includes Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and others.

This order will be with effect from 6th January 2016 and expected to play a major role in cleaning up the air around Delhi which is causing a disastrous effect on people’s respiratory system, claims NGT. The order also sees Supreme Court increasing pollution cess on trucks entering the city.

Mahindra XUV500 AT

Mahindra is the worst affected by this ban in the mass segment, while in the premium segment it is Mercedes Benz.

The new ruling comes into effect from January 6, 2016 which also seeks to restrict renewal of registration of diesel vehicles that are over 10 years old. NGT has also appealed to both the central and state government not to purchase any new diesel cars in Delhi.

This ban, will have a catastrophic effect on automakers that have invested hundreds of crores in the diesel engine technology. Apart from this, there is a stock of INR 1,000 crore reportedly, which is lying with dealers or in company stockyard, which is no longer usable, thanks to the new ruling.

The manufacturers contend that these stocks will become obsolete next year while they will have to contend with piling stocks and increased losses. Some manufacturers even argue that banning registration of new diesel passenger vehicles in Delhi will hardly make any difference to the air that people breathe.

Also See – NGT diesel car ban spells doom, INR 1,000 crore stock piles at Delhi dealerships

Below is a list of cars which will be banned if the ruling comes into effect. Diesel variants of the below mentioned cars will not be registered in Delhi as all of them have a diesel engine above 2,000cc.

List of Diesel cars banned in Delhi

Chevrolet Tavera
Chevrolet Trailblazer

Ford Endeavour

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe

Mahindra Bolero
Mahindra SsangYong Rexton
Mahindra Scorpio
Mahindra XUV500
Mahindra Xylo

Tata Aria
Tata Safari
Tata Safari Storme
Tata Sumo

Toyota Fortuner
Toyota Innova
Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Audi Q5 3.0L TDI
Audi Q7
Audi A8L

BMW 5 Series 3.0L 530d
BMW X3 xDrive 30d M Sport 3.0L
BMW 6 Series
BMW 7 Series

Jaguar XF
Jaguar XJ L

Land Rover Freelander 2
Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Land Rover Discovery
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land Rover Range Rover LWB

Maserati Ghibli
Maserati Quattroporte

Mercedes Benz A Class
Mercedes Benz B Class
Mercedes Benz CLA Class
Mercedes Benz GLA Class
Mercedes Benz C Class
Mercedes Benz E Class
Mercedes Benz GLE Class
Mercedes Benz CLS Class
Mercedes Benz GL Class
Mercedes Benz S Class

Porsche Macan
Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Panamera

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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  • If they get rid of those old vehicles beyond 15 years and employ strict emissions testing, it can solve the issue
    Besides the newer diesel cars manufactured by BMW, Mercedes, etc are a lot more emission friendly than petrol

  • Removing the subsidy on Deisel would have saved all this bakwaas.
    People will move to petrol pronto. And the cars number plate junk would also have been solved. Commercial trucks are the most polluting man made item on Indian roads. Stop that… And 30 percent of the problem solved. Industry environmental regulations…. Then rest 70 would be solved. Has anyone seen how are industry regulations are “super safe” and how swimmable any of our surrounding Rivers are. All the bullshit with private citizens should be ceased immediately. Attack the real problems.

    • It really is you, yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. Getting to the real problem, if the government cared, we wouldn’t be seeing these days. The govt has single handedly promoted the use of diesel vehicles and encouraged people to use diesel as a fuel option through subsidised pricing. It’s quite possible that people in power still don’t fully comprehend the need for environmental regulations or the need to protect/reform. People are still running trucks which are as old as fossils and getting away with it.

    • Seriously, that would solve the problem to the greater extent!!
      Remove diesel subsidy
      Increase registration cost for Diesel vehicles
      Increase Insurance cost for Diesel vehicles
      Improve the quality of diesel

      However, we know that most heavy vehicles needed for common man (in larger sense) do need to run on diesel (Ships, trains, buses and goods vehicles etc) – they should be allowed to run however they should have pollution under check.
      Set up a realistic deadline of say 2025 by when all new passenger cars should be PETROL only! This will allow manufacturers to tweak their strategy without having to do a huge write off.

      Government should ban all the private emmision test centres (which are at petrol stations) and set up their own emmision test centres (of course they should not rig them).

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