SUV/Crossovers have the highest diesel trims contribution in the Indian market. Over 40% of the SUV/Crossover sales came from the diesel variants in 2021. However; the rise in the small monocoque crossover products has increased petrol contribution in SUV/Crossover segment.
Diesel Sales contribution in SUV/Crossover body style -
Hyundai Creta is the best-selling diesel vehicle in India followed by Mahindra Bolero
Rarely do people buy petrol Toyota Fortuner and Innova!
Mahindra Thar’s refined petrol with automatic option is gaining huge popularity in urban areas despite low fuel efficiency – and so the petrol mix reached a surprisingly high level of 35% for this category of vehicle
The absence of diesel with an automatic transmission option on Hector limits its diesel mix potential
Diesel sales in sedan body style -
The unavailability of automatic diesel on Honda City limits its diesel mix potential
Sooner or later Hyundai has to discontinue the 1200cc diesel engine on Aura
Diesel sales in hatchback body style -
Diesel is nearly dead in the hatchback segment
Hyundai only can continue with 1.5L diesel due to high backend cost synergy
Altroz EV may bring diesel demand further down