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Car discounts this season

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 Price Discounts
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.

Volkswagen Price Discount
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

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