Many car manufacturers discontinued their cars in 2020 because of the change from BS4 to BS6. This year too, due to COVID-19 pandemic and because of the introduction of new updated models, many cars have bid farewell to the Indian market. Take a look at the list of cars and SUVs saying Goodbye to India in 2021.
Mahindra XUV500 is currently available in Mahindra showrooms. However, it will be discontinued in the Indian market after the launch of the new XUV700. But the XUV500 moniker will make a comeback later and will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
India’s first sub-4m compact SUV made the segment popular in the country. The EcoSport, introduced after the Premier Rio, revolutionized the segment, thanks to its compact size. The EcoSport was Ford’s best-selling vehicle in India and a facelift that was about to launch was already in the works.
Ford has quit the Indian market but not all Ford models sold in the Indian market are discontinued. The Ford Figo was quite popular in the country. The crossover version of Figo was withdrawn from the market.
Toyota has officially announced that it will phase out the Yaris sedan from the Indian market. However, Toyota is expected to introduce the rebadged Toyota Belta based on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in India this month.
Even the Honda CR-V failed to attract higher sales, largely due to the presence of strong rivals such as Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavor in the Indian market. Honda finally discontinued the CR-V in December 2020.
The sedan version of the Figo, the Ford Aspire was pitted against cars such as, Hyundai Aura, Maruti Suzuki Dzire and other sub-4m compact sedans. The Aspire came with both petrol and diesel engine options.
The Ford Endeavor was the only vehicle in India to rival Toyota Fortuner. Although the Endeavor became a popular option in the market, it was a low-volume product. The latest Ford Endeavor was rolled out with India’s first 10-speed automatic transmission unit.
The new 10th generation Honda Civic arrived in India in 2019. But the D-segment sedan failed to make it big in terms of sales. What added further to its woes was the pandemic wave, following which it was discontinued in India and Honda even stopped its manufacturing at the Greater Noida plant.
Hyundai Grand i10
The Hyundai Grand i10 was dropped from Hyundai’s line-up in January. After discontinuing the Grand i10, Honda replaced it with the Grand i10 NIOS, which has received major changes to look sportier than the previous version.
Mahindra Alturas G4
Mahindra Alturas G4 is all set to be discontinued in India soon. At the beginning of this year, Mahindra had only 500 Alturas CKD kits. Once these kits are exhausted, the automaker will pull the plug on the Alturas and will not replace it with any new model.