In order to maximize profits, a car maker can opt for manufacturing engines on its own. In India there are a couple of firms which manufacture their own engines while others source from other popular car majors. Hyundai, one of the largest car maker, recently had plans for developing diesel engines but as of now it is being said that the same has dropped its plan.
But this does not mean that other carmakers will be influenced by the Hyundai’s decision. Renault Nissan duo is actively conducting feasibility studies and will soon install a diesel unit in the Oragadam plant.
As per the information, the company will invest a few hundred crores to establish a diesel engine manufacturing facility with an annual capacity of 2 lakh units. The establishment will be also feature the flexibility for further expansion to take the capacity to 4 lakh units if required.
This will come as a boon for the indian car market as well as the carmakers since the market is eventually inclining towards diesel technology and buyers are avoiding petrol powered vehicles. Price of diesel is also quite reasonable as of yet and not much soaring is being seen.
Diesel cars are getting a lot of attention these days and Nissan, as per stories, is also looking forward to double the sales of its models of which a majority increase will come from diesel cars.