BS-III ban and discounts: From Volkswagen to Honda, here are the best deals
The Supreme Court’s ban on the sale of BS-III emission norm-compliant vehicles has triggered heavy discounts across the country as auto dealers look to clear stocks.
While car makers in some cities offered discounts of as much as Rs 50,000, the offers were not consistent throughout the country.
Many are also free insurance among other benefits. That has already led to surge in footfalls in dealerships.
There are around 40,000 estimated cars lying in showrooms and with carmakers, across India and with just one day to go for the April 1 ban deadline, here’s are the best deals you can get:
Here is what the companies are offering:
-- Honda Cars India is offering Rs 15,000 of benefits on the Brio and of up to Rs 2,00,000 off on the Mobilio crossover, which is based on the Brio platform. Amaze comes with benefits of up to Rs 93,000 and Jazz has a cash benefit of Rs 20,000. The company, however, said that it has stopped making BS III cars in 2010, and that the discounts had nothing to do with clearing the stock.
-- Volkswagen, the German carmaker, is giving a flat 10% discount on its Polo hatchback. The offer is valid till March 31. The Vento, too, is offering the same discount.
-- Hyundai is offering benefits on most of its models. According to the company website, the Grand i10 comes is offering saving of up to Rs 55,000, Elite i20 and i20 Active of up to Rs 25,000, and Santa Fe of up to Rs 2,50,000.
However, it has to be noted that some of these discounts are valid on BS IV vehicles as well.