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GST effect- Auto companies offer great discounts across various cars


It’s raining discounts at the Indian Automobile Industry with vehicles being sold at rock bottom prices. A couple of days back, before GST came to force on July 1st, auto makers were offering discounts to customers as part of clearing stocks. Post GST implementation, the prices of most vehicles have come down and as a result the car makers are willing to share the benefits to the customers and have once again announced huge discounts on various models.

Beginning with India’s popular car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki, the company has cut down prices with discounts ranging from Rs.2300/- to Rs.21000/- across various models. India’s second leading car manufacturer Hyundai has also come up with price discounts as much as 5.9%. Unlike others, Hyundai has announced price slash on its entire Indian lineup. Tata Motors have cut down prices upto 12% ranging between Rs.3300 and Rs. 2.17 lakh. Mahindra has brought down prices by almost 7% on passenger vehicles while commercial vehicles have prices down by around 1%. Toyota too has shared GST benefits to its customers by offering various discounts on its popular models. Nissan announced the price reduction of its cars by almost 3% which included the Datsun Brand as well. Honda Cars India has reduced their vehicle prices ranging from Rs.10,000 to Rs.1.30 lakh. Ford has cut down prices on its models while customers of Ford Endeavour will enjoy the highest discount of around Rs.3 lakh. Fiat, Skoda, Volkswagen are among other popular brands that have joined the bandwagon thereby wholeheartedly celebrating the GST implementation.

Here is a list of popular vehicles with offers and discounts:

Maruti suzuki Alto 800 - Rs.2,300 to Rs.5,400

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R- Rs.5,300 to Rs.8,300

Maruti Suzuki Swift- Rs.6,700 to Rs.10,700

Maruti Suzuki Swift- Rs.6,600 to Rs.13,100

Maruti Suzuki Dzire- Rs.8,100 to Rs.15,100

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (Petrol)- upto Rs.21,800

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz (Petrol)- upto Rs.23,400

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza- Rs.10,400 to Rs.14,700

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross- Rs.17,700 to Rs,21,300

Hyundai Grand i10- Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000

Hyundai Tucson- upto Rs.1.12 lakh

Hyundai Elite i20- Rs.8,000 to Rs.13,000

Hyundai Eon- Rs.15,000 to Rs.20,000

Tata Hexa- upto Rs.15,000

Toyota Etios- upto Rs.20,000

Toyota Corolla- upto Rs.60,000

Toyota Camry- upto Rs.70,000

Toyota Innova- upto Rs.40,000

Mahindra Bolero- Rs.15,000 to Rs.20,000

Mahindra KUV 100- Rs.34,000 to Rs.42,000

Mahindra Scorpio- Rs.6,600 to Rs.12,100

Mahindra TUV 300- Rs.36,000 to Rs.41,000

Mahindra XUV 500- Rs.65,000 to Rs.75,000

Nissan Micra- upto Rs.40,000

Honda Jazz- upto Rs.10,000

Tata launches Tiago Wizz in India at Rs.4.52 lakh

Tata Motors launched the limited edition Tiago Wizz in the country at a price of Rs.4.52 lakh for the Petrol variant and Rs.5.30 lakh for the Diesel variant (both ex-showroom prices, Delhi).

Auto Industry warned to face agony in near future: NitinGadkari

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari warned the automobile industry to come up with advanced technology to develop vehicles using alternative fuels instead of petrol and diesel. He also pointed out that he wanted the pollution and import bill to be reduced in the country. At the 57th annual event organized by SIAM to discuss on various programmes for the Automobile Industry, the Transport Minister clearly warned the auto makers that without choice, they will have to move to production of vehicles that run on electricity, bio-diesel, ethanol and compressed natural gas; else he will bulldoze the existing fuel setup completely that is polluting the country. He also added that the government has a crystal clear policy to reduce the import bills of crude oil and arrest pollution to a great extent.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis all set to be launched next month

Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017

• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model

• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately

Peugeot buys Ambassador Car brand from Hindustan Motors

Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017- Old wine in a new bottle? Find out!

Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.

Honda WR-V ready to hit Indian roads on March 16th, 2017

Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.

Mercedes Benz India announces plans to bring hybrid & electric car

As the Indian Government has been taking quicker and necessary steps to curb the growing pollution in the country, the automobile market too seems to be rapidly making moves alongside. This year, Indian Government planned to skip the implementation of BS-V norms altogether and is about to leap from BS-IV to VI in next four years, i.e. stricter emission norms by 2020.

Jeep Compass expected to be priced around 25 lakh

August 1st witnessed the launch of the iconic Jeep Grand Cherokee in India. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles which brought the brand to India as CBU (Completely Built Up) units with a heavy price tag had promised that they will soon launch a Made in India SUV at their new facility (JV with Tata) in Ranjangaon, Pune.

Isuzu MU-X launched in India at a starting price of Rs.23.99 lakh

MU-X, A new SUV from Isuzu Motors India was launched in India on Thursday replacing the MU-7 from their Indian line-up. This robust utility vehicle comes in two variants- a 4x2 variant priced at Rs.23.99 lakh and 4x4 variant at Rs.25.99 lakh (Both Ex-showroom Delhi). The MU-X shares its platform with the new-generation D-Max and rivals against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The MU-X had conquered the global market until March 2017 after which a facelifted version of the same was launched there. The facelift MU-X will reach India in another year or so, depending on how good the Indian markets welcome this model here.

2017 Maruti Dzire- Bookings open at Rs.11,000 token amount

Maruti Suzuki has geared up for the launch of its most popular sub compact sedan, the 2017 Dzire in India on May 16th. The company dealerships have officially started to accept bookings for the same at a token amount of Rs.11,000. There is also an option for customers who have already booked the outgoing model to upgrade it to the third generation Dzire.



2.0 Limited Option
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XL Plus 85 PS
11.7 Lakh

Auto sales post GST: August 2017

Indian Automobile market seems to be going through ups and downs post GST. India’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki has managed to remain as the topper with Hyundai and Mahindra to follow. Few companies like Toyota and Ford had considerable decline in sales owing to the drop in export figures while the hike in prices of luxury cars post GST and delayed production contributed to the drop in sales of passenger cars altogether. Let us take a look at the sales figures across different segments:

Maruti Suzuki iCreate personalization concept introduced in Swift

Gone are the days when customization was done only on high end luxury vehicles. Maruti Suzuki had launched their iCreate personalization concept for Vitara Brezza for the first time. After the success on this popular model, the carmaker has decided to introduce the concept on their best-selling hatchback, Swift too.

Vehicle insurance to be renewed only with a valid PUC certificate

Indian Government is on the move to curb pollution levels in the country taking measures at various levels. The latest one to hear is the mandatory requirement of a valid PUC (Pollution under Control) certificate for insurance renewal. The Honourable Supreme Court under a bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta released an order stating that all vehicles in the Delhi-NCR should have a valid PUC certificate to get the insurance renewed annually.