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GST effect- Auto companies offer great discounts across various cars

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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

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

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

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Mercedes Benz India announces plans to bring hybrid & electric car

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

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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:

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