Snapshot – Festivities are in the air in India, and so are chunky discounts on automobiles. A range of mass market SUVs are seeing big price drops and discounts in order to boost sales during this year’s festive season. CarToq gives you a wrap of the top SUV discounts in town.
Nissan Terrano 50,000 Rupees
A badge engineered Renault Duster and Nissan’s best selling car for many months now, the Terrano SUV is going for a 50,000 rupee discount across India. The SUV is available with petrol and turbo diesel engine variants, and manual gearboxes. Many buyers in India seem to prefer the Terrano over the Duster due to the former’s mature looks, compared to the Duster’s somewhat bulbous lines. The Terrano has come at the right moment for Nissan, whose other cars have completely lost steam at the hustings. In fact, the Terrano SUV’s success has prompted Nissan to consider one more SUV offering for India.
Mahindra XUV500 82,000 Rupees
The flagship vehicle in the Mahindra range, the XUV500 crossover, is now available with an 82,000 rupee discount. This discount makes the XUV500 a great value buy, especially considering the fact that the W4 variant of the crossover, which while being well equipped on the features front, is priced lower than top-end variants of many compact SUVs such as the Duster and the Terrano. The XUV500 is powered by a 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine that outputs 140 Bhp-330 Nm. A six speed manual gearbox comes standard, while front wheel drive and all wheel drive layouts are served up as options.
Renault Duster Rs 87,000 Rupees
Renault recently dropped prices of its best selling vehicle, the Duster SUV. Certain variants of the Duster Diesel are available for discounts of upto 87,000 rupees, making the SUV a compelling buy for deal hunters. The Duster is also available with a 1.6 liter petrol engine. However, the 1.5 liter K9K turbo diesel, available in 84 Bhp-200 Nm and 108 Bhp-248 Nm states of tune, brings in the lion’s share of sales for the SUV. The Duster is a five seat SUV that is currently offered with a front wheel drive layout. An all wheel drive equipped Duster will be launched in India, on the 24th of September.
Tata Safari Storme 90,000 Rupees
The Tata Safari Storme SUV is expected to receive a mild facelift in the coming weeks. With the impending launch of the Scorpio, which is generating huge buzz in the market, Tata Motors will be under pressure to sell the Safari Storme in the short term. A discount of up to 90,000 rupees is now being made available on the Safari Storme SUV. The vehicle uses a 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine that outputs 138 Bhp of peak power and 320 Nm of peak torque. The regular variants of the Safari Storme come with a rear wheel drive layout while the top-end variants pack in a four wheel drive layout.
Mahindra Scorpio Pre-Facelift 1.1 Lakh Rupees
With the facelifted model of the Scorpio all set to hit the Indian car market on the 25th of September, Mahindra dealers are going all out to clear stocks of the pre-facelift SUV. Discounts of up to 1.1 lakh rupees are being bundled with the outgoing SUV. In terms of equipment, features and design, the Scorpio Facelift is expected to make significant strides. Buying a pre-facelift model of the SUV is only for those who are willing to live with an older vehicle that lags behind the new model in multiple aspects. If you’re a prospective Scorpio buyer, your best bet would be to wait for the facelifted version, discounts notwithstanding.