Originally Posted by kkn13
But you forget 1.3 MJD cars are lighter in weight...
Also about petrols, how many Ecoboosts do you see on the road.......
how many revtrons......
For Polo, mostly 1.2 3 cylinder NA is seen or the diesel ones
GT TSI is rare even in Mumbai
Creta diesel far outsells the petrol...
Not that man, I am not saying that the petrols are outselling diesels , the thing is a petrol car will give a car a lower entry price point and not every one drives more than 10,000 kms a year which makes petrol relevant even though its a small pie of the total cars sold
Fo eg: Ecosport 1.0 ecoboost+ 1.5 Petrol sells just 200-500 units per month compared to 2500-3500 total sales, so lets take average say 350 petrols for every 3000 ecosports sold ie nearly 11%, sure not a big number but thats relevant because these 11% people usually get a lot more value considering their running https://www.carwale.com/new/quotatio...MRBUG1a1ixWfg=
nearly Rs 76000 Rs less for comparable petrol model
Now consider the running is low say just around 8000 kms a year and lets consider the Ecosport 1.5 petrol gives around 10.5 kmpl (actually the lower limit) with Rs 70/ liter of petrol one can travel around 11500 kms even before the purchasing cost of diesel is reached, then comes the factor of loans, if the car is under loan amount the higher cost of diesel will mean more paid per month as loan amount too, so a petrol is a good and viable option even though its a very small proportion, think whats 11% of a car that sells like 10,000 per month ie the Brezza and Creta it will make sense to a lot of buyers, also check the number of buyer opting for Petrols in Swift,Dzire territory, its 30% petrol and 70% diesel, so Petrols are having a come back.
By 2020 there will be more stringent diesel norms favoring petrols as well