India’s most iconic and superhit BS4-engined cars: from Toyota Innova Crysta to Maruti Brezza

In 2020, the Supreme Court said it will not sell or register BS 4 vehicles since 31 March 2020, and BS6 emission standards have come into force since 1 April 2020. Due to these regulations, some models such as the Baleno RS with a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and engines such as Fiat’s 1.3-litre multijet had to be discontinued.
Many car manufacturers have been forced to either bring their older engines to BS6 or make new engines to comply with the regulations. This resulted in the retirement of the most iconic and superhit engined cars.
In this article, we take a look at the BS4-engined cars that have been discontinued.
1.Maruti Suzuki Vitara Breeze
First on the list is the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. When Brezza made its debut in 2016, it was only offered with a diesel engine. The Brezza was powered by a 1.3-litre turbocharged multijet diesel engine sourced from Fiat.

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This 1.3 liter turbodiesel was also known as the national engine of India until a few years ago. The 1.3 turbodiesel engine has been used in the past by various car brands such as Fiat, Maruti Suzuki, Chevrolet and Tata Motors.
2. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Another Maruti on the list is the Maruti Ciaz. The Ciaz was offered with a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine called the DDiS 225.

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Unfortunately, the in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine only found its way into two models – Ciaz and Ertiga – and had a very short life of just over a year.
This engine produced 94 HP of power and 225 Nm of torque and was mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
3. Ford Endeavour
Ford Endeavor was one of the most popular full size SUVs in India.
The Ford Endeavor was fitted with a 3.2 liter 5 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, when BS6 regulations affected it was replaced with a 2.0 liter diesel.

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The Ford Endeavor’s 3.2-litre diesel engine produced 197 hp and 470 Nm of torque.
4. Honda Civic
The Honda Civic made its debut in India in 2005 and has been offered only with a petrol engine since then. However, in 2019, Honda released the diesel avatar of the Civic.

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The Civic Diesel was powered by a 1.6-litre I-DTEC Turbo Diesel engine producing 120PS of power and 300Nm of torque and was mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
5. PoloVolkswagen
Volkswagen Polo is one of the most loved and popular hatchbacks in the Indian market. The car has now been discontinued from the Indian market but is still very popular with enthusiasts.

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The VW Polo came with a 1.5 liter turbo diesel engine which was discontinued after BS6 regulations. The 1.5 TDI delivered 90 HP of power and 230 Nm of torque.
6. Toyota Innova Crystal
Toyota recently unveiled the new Toyota Innova Holycross. The Hycross is only available with a petrol hybrid engine. The good news is that the Crysta Diesel will be sold alongside the Hycross.
The Innova Crysta was offered with a 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine which was discontinued after BS6 regulations came into force.

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The Innova Crysta’s 2.8-litre engine produced 174PS of power and 360Nm of torque and was mated to an automatic gearbox.
7. Volkswagen Tiguan

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The Volkswagen Tiguan is a premium full-size SUV. After BS6 regulations, the 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine was discontinued. The Tiguan’s 2.0 TDI engine produced 143 HP and 340 Nm of torque and was mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox. This engine is based on the same family of engines offered in various Volkswagen group cars.


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