Carmakers dole out huge year-end discounts
A range of carmakers are offering very tempting discounts. We find out the best deals.autos Updated: Dec 21, 2012 11:54 IST
The year-end brings with it a whole host of reasons for car buyers to celebrate. This time of year is one of the best to seal the deal on the car of your choice, as carmakers dish out huge deals and discounts in a bid to clear their inventories. And if buying a car that’s made in 2012 instead of 2013 isn’t much of a deterrent, there’s no better time than now to upgrade to a new set of wheels and make the most of your budget.
Kicking off the list is Maruti. The carmaker is offering a cash discount of Rs 14,000, a music system worth Rs 8,000 and an exchange bonus worth Rs 15,000, which totals up to Rs 37,000 on its Alto K10 LXi variant. The SX4 VXi petrol trim is being offered with discounts worth Rs 65,000, while the Wagon R LXi CNG trim is going for a very tempting Rs 50,000 discount. This includes a cash discount of Rs 22,000, a music system worth Rs 8,000 and an exchange bonus of Rs 20,000.
Hyundai also has some very interesting deals on its cars. Its popular i10 hatchback with the sunroof is being offered with free insurance worth Rs 18,472, a cash discount of Rs 12,000, an exchange bonus of Rs 25,000 and a corporate discount of Rs 5,000. Even its i20 Sportz 1.4 petrol trim is being sold with a significant Rs 48,093 discount.
Fiat is also offering a whole range of discounts on the Linea. The Linea 1.4 Active Absolute edition is being offered with free insurance worth Rs 25,848, a cash discount of Rs 25,000, an exchange bonus of Rs 15,000 and a corporate discount of Rs 7,000, equaling to a chunky savings of Rs 72, 848. The Linea 1.4 Dynamic Absolute edition also has similar cash, exchange bonus and corporate discounts, but the free insurance worth Rs 29,325 bumps the total savings to Rs 76,325. If you’re in the market for the diesel Linea, however, there are even bigger gains to be had. The Absolute edition of the Active, Dynamic and Emotion packs stretch up to Rs 76,442, Rs 80,026 and Rs 81,281 respectively.
Potential Honda owners will have much reason to rejoice this year end. Dealers are offering a fat Rs 2,50,000 discount on the Accord 2.4 AT and the Accord V6 AT. The Civic, which is now discontinued, is also being offered with a hefty Rs 1,50,000 discount on all trim levels.
Mahindra also has deals on its Scorpio and Xylo. The Scorpio VLX 4x4 is being offered with free insurance worth Rs 46,015 and an exchange bonus of Rs 10,000, while the VLX 4x2 trim is being offered with free insurance worth Rs 43,393 and a similar exchange bonus of Rs 10,000. The Scorpio VLX fitted with an auto ‘box has quite a big discount on of Rs 58,992, which includes free insurance worth Rs 48,992 and an exchange bonus of Rs 10,000. The Xylo E8 can be bought with free insurance worth Rs 44,862 and an exchange bonus of Rs 10,000, totalling up to Rs 54,862 in savings.
Skoda is offering very tempting discounts on its Laura with the 2.0-litre diesel motor. The L&K AT is being sold with a cash discount of Rs 90,000, along with a corporate discount of Rs 17,500, bringing the total discount to a whopping Rs 1,07,500. Similar discounts are being offered on the Ambience AT, Elegance, Ambiente and Elegance AT trim levels. The Superb’s 1.8 TSI trim levels are being sold with an even greater discount. The Ambition MT, Elegance MT, and Elegance AT are all being offered with a cash discount of Rs 1,50,000 and a corporate discount of Rs 12,500. The Superb’s 2.0 TDI’s Ambition AT and Elegance AT trim levels are also being sold with similar discounts totalling up to Rs 1,62,500.
Perhaps the biggest discount, however, is the one Tata is offering. There is a huge cash discount of Rs 2,00,000 and an exchange bonus of Rs 50,000 to be had on all the trim levels of the Aria.
With such tempting discounts on the table, this is the best time to go out and splurge on the car of your dreams.