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SUV buyers favour petrol models as BS-VI nears

SUV buyers favour petrol models as BS-VI nears

Finance
New Delhi: Petrol is fast emerging as the fuel of choice for SUV buyers in India, marking a shift in consumer preference in a segment where diesel has traditionally ruled the roads. As much as 35 per cent of all utility vehicles sold in the local market in September 2019 run on petrol, as against a modest 17 per cent just a year back. With the price differential between petrol and diesel vehicles set to widen with the transition to BS-VI standards, the trend will accelerate in the coming months, said industry veterans. Petrol will dominate sales of small and midsize SUVs after BS-VI kicks in, said Shashank Srivastava, executive director (marketing and sales) at Maruti Suzuki, adding, it is only in large sports utility vehicles that diesel options will remain relevant. In Maruti Suzuki’s Er
Heathrow airport: MPs vote in favour of expansion

Heathrow airport: MPs vote in favour of expansion

Business
MPs have backed controversial plans to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport. The government won a key vote in the Commons by 415 votes to 119 - a majority of 296. Tory MPs were under orders to support the government - but Boris Johnson, a leading opponent of expansion, missed the vote because he was in Afghanistan.Labour's official position was to oppose expansion, but its MPs were given a free vote. The SNP abstained.The vote was welcomed by business group the CBI as "a truly historic decision that will open the doors to a new era in the UK's global trading relationships". Kuenssberg: Real reason for Johnson's Afghan trip? 'Where's Boris?' shout Heathrow debate MPs But Greenpeace UK said it was ready to join a cross-party group of London cou...