The German luxury car maker also said the Supreme Court ban of BS-III vehicles is a lesson to be learnt by the industry to avoid recurrence of similar confusion when BS-VI norm is implemented in 2020.
However, Folger said he was “positively surprised” by the ban on BS-III vehicles as it proved the company’s “point that there will be a heightened level of awareness about environmental issues”.
Calling for self introspection in the industry after the BS-III ban, he said: “If somebody else isn’t asking the question we have to ask these questions before hand.
Last week, observing that health of the people is “far, far more important” than the commercial interests of the manufacturers, the Supreme Court banned sales of BS-III vehicles in the country from 1 April .
In the past, it was predominantly between the government and policy makers that the industry had to associate with, which has now changed, he said.
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Lexus enters India to challenge stronghold of Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW, Auto News, ET Auto
NEW DELHI: Japanese car major Toyota ‘s premium brand Lexus entered India on Friday to challenge the stronghold of German trio Mercedes Benz Audi and BMW on luxury car buyers.
“Affluence of buyers in India is growing, and we are confident when it comes to the future of luxury cars here,” Sawa said.
Lexus, a top brand in markets such as the US, China and Japan, drove in three new models.
“We are a baby in India, and it is hard to speak about our plans for local assembly at this point,” Lexus International president Yoshihiro Sawa told TOI here.
The cheapest car from the company’s stable will be ES 300h hybrid sedan – priced at Rs 55 lakh (Delhi ex-showroom).
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Volkswagen’s business has been under the microscope since 2015, when it was revealed the company had installed software on 11 million cars that allowed them to cheat emissions tests.
In a separate statement it said Volkswagen would also recall more than 572,000 vehicles in China to address potential problems arising from leaks in the panoramic sunroof.
In January, Volkswagen recalled more than 342,000 cars in the US for the same problem.
It came after a recall announced earlier this month affecting nearly 680,000 of Volkswagen’s premium Audi cars in China over defects in coolant pumps that could lead to engine fires.
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