Car discounts this season
Some of the ongoing discounts are attractive enough to bring cars you thought out of your range within reach. Find out what the slowdown in the car industry has in store for you.
Things just aren’t going according to plan for the car industry. The rupee has driven up prices of foreign components while weak demand has ensured discounts on most cars on the market. Even Mercedes, whose customers are undoubtedly the least affected by small price increases, has decided to absorb the increased costs, at least temporarily. Meanwhile, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the many advertisements all over the Internet and in newspapers announcing discounts. Here’s what they are talking about:
Nissan Sunny The Japanese auto giant is offering a cash discount of up to Rs20,000 on both petrol and diesel variants of the Nissan Sunny (Rs6.07 lakh to Rs9.68 lakh). The discount will, however, be smaller for variants closer to the base model. There’s an exchange offer, but as is often the case with car exchange offers, it’s a paltry Rs10,000 they’re offering. There is also a corporate discount of Rs8,000 and free insurance for the first year, which would work out to savings of around Rs15,000.
Chevrolet Cruze and Beat If you’re looking to buy Chevy’s Cruze (Rs13.88 lakh to Rs15.97 lakh), you can get up to Rs60,000 off on the cost. You’ll also get free insurance, which means savings of up to Rs40,000 on the most high-end variant. The American manufacturer is also offering an exchange bonus, but given that it’s only Rs20,000, you’re better off selling your car separately. There’s a Rs10,000 loyalty bonus if you own a Chevrolet and want to buy the Beat.
Tata Motors The homegrown automaker is offering hefty discounts on nearly its complete lineup. There’s a massive discount of Rs1.42 lakh on its Aria crossover MPV (Rs9.95Lakh). What makes it clear that the company is desperate though is that it is even giving a whopping Rs45,000 discount on our most affordable car, Nano (starts at Rs1.60 lakh). You can also get a Rs50,000 exchange bonus on 2012 and 2013 models.
|Tata Motors||Current Price||Discounts|
|Nano||Starts at Rs1.6 lakhs||Rs45,000 cash discount + Rs50,000 exchange bonus on 2012 and 2013 models|
|Tata Indigo eCS||Starts at Rs5.08 lakhs||Rs45,000 cash discount|
|Tata Safari Storme||Starts at Rs10.33 lakhs||Rs25,000 cash discount|
|Tata Vista||Starts at Rs4.7 lakhs||Rs53,000 cash discount|
|Tata Indica eV2||Starts at Rs4.31 lakhs||Rs45,000 cash discount|
|Tata Sumo Gold||Starts at Rs6.44 lakhs||Rs43,500 cash benefits|
|Tata Manza||Starts at Rs6.02 lakhs||Rs30,000 cash discount|
Hyundai i10 and Sonata Hyundai is offering the i10 (starts at Rs3.81 lakh) with free insurance worth Rs17,000, a cash discount of Rs9000 and an additional corporate discount of up to Rs5,000. That may be small, but they’ve really sweetened the deal on the Sonata (starts at Rs19.4 lakh), with a discount of Rs1.5lakh.
Maruti India’s largest car manufacturer is offering cash discounts on many of its smaller vehicles, along with the usual tiny exchange offers. If you want to own a Maruti WagonR (starts at Rs3.71 lakh), you can avail of a cash discount of up to Rs28,000 on the CNG version. On the Alto K10 (starts at Rs3.34 lakh), there’s a cash discount of Rs20,000 available. On both the above-mentioned cars there’s an exchange offer of Rs20,000. Alto 800 also has a cash discount of up to Rs18,000 and an exchange bonus of Rs10,000. There’s a Rs30,000 cash discount on the Maruti Estilo (starts at Rs3.59 lakh). Lastly, if you already own a Maruti, you can get Rs15,000 off on a brand new Maruti Swift.
|Maruti WagonR1.0||Starts at Rs3.7 lakhs||Rs20,000 exchange bonus + Rs28,000 cash discount on the CNG version|
|Alto K10||Starts at Rs3.34 lakhs||Rs20,000 cash discount + Rs20,000 exchange bonus|
|Maruti Estilo||Starts at Rs3.59 lakhs||Rs30,000 cash discount + Rs10,000 exchange bonus|
Mahindra The company is offering a cash discount of up to Rs20,000 and an exchange bonus of Rs20,000 on the Quanto (starts at Rs5.99 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi). A cash discount of up to Rs52,000 is also available on Xylo MPV 9 (starts at Rs7.43 lakh). There’s a corporate discount of Rs7,000 on both petrol and diesel versions of the Verito (starts at Rs5.27 lakh).
Volkswagen The Passat (starts at Rs22.28 lakh) has a cash discount of up to Rs2 lakh. Dealerships are also offering free insurance worth Rs24,000 on the petrol variants of Polo Comfortline (starts at Rs5.40 lakh) and Highline (starts at Rs4.83 lakh). All diesel versions also have free insurance worth Rs26,000 and an exchange bonus of Rs10,000 when you sell your old car.
|Passat||Starts at Rs 22.28 lakhs||Cash discount up to Rs2 lakh|
|Polo Comfortline (petrol)||Starts at Rs 5.40 lakhs||Free insurance + exchange bonus of Rs10,000|
|Polo Highline (petrol)||Starts at Rs4.83 lakhs||Free insurance + exchange bonus of Rs10,000|
|Polo Trendline Petrol||Starts at Rs4.83 lakhs||Rs10,000 exchange offer|
|Polo Trendline Diesel||Starts at Rs5.94 lakhs||Free insurance + Rs15,000 cash discount + Rs10,000 exchange offer|
|Vento Highline||Starts at Rs10.66 lakhs||Free insurance + Rs7500 cash discount + Rs20,000 exchange offer|
|Vento Automatic||Starts at Rs7.30 lakhs||Free insurance|
Skoda: You can get a discount of Rs1 lakh on the diesel variant of the Fabia (starts ar Rs.5.06 lakh). The reason for the hefty discount is that the model has been discontinued. There’s also a Rs2 lakh on the 2012 Skoda Superb and Rs70,000 on the 2013 Skoda Superb.
Fiat Linea The only exchange offer in six figures, Fiat gives you Rs1 lakh exchange benefit and loyalty bonus to those who already own a Fiat Linea (starts at Rs7.22 lakh). Also get free insurance, roadside assistance, complimentary accessories and 5-year warranty.
*all prices average for India according to Carwale unless stated otherwise