The Indian car market is in the doldrums. Even an excise duty cut hasn’t done enough to cheer up the car market here with sluggish sales being the order of the day. Naturally, car makers are lining up hefty discounts to push enough cars onto roads and keep their production lines busy.
India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki has lined up big discounts on all its cars save for the recently launched Celerio. The reason is easy to fathom. Demand for the Celerio is very high, what with the AMT equipped variants commanding 6 month waiting periods. Most other Maruti cars are available off the shelf though.
Coming to the model wise discount split up, here’s a list:
Maruti Omni and Eeco- 11,500 rupees
The Omni, a three decade old people mover, surprisingly gets the least discount in the Maruti Suzuki range, with a 11,500 rupees offer, including a 5,000 rupee cash discount, 5,000 rupee exchange bonus and 1.500 rupee corporate discount. The nominal discount smacks at the Omni having no direct competition. The same is the case with the Eeco, another people mover with no real competition to speak of.
Maruti Alto 800 and K10 – 36,500 rupees and 46,500 rupees
The Alto is the country’s largest selling car range, and the Alto 800 and K10 hatchbacks are now available at discounts of 46,500 rupees and 36,500 rupees respectively. The split up includes a 15,000 rupee exchange bonus and a 1,500 rupee corporate discount in addition to 30,000 rupee and 20,000 rupee cash discounts on the Alto 800 and Alto K10 respectively.
Maruti Ertiga MPV – 41.,500 rupees
Maruti offers a cash discount of 20,000 rupees, an exchange bonus of 20,000 rupees and a corporate discount of 1,500 rupees on the Ertiga MPV. Available with petrol and turbo diesel engine options, the MPV’s total discount adds up to 41,500 rupees.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR and StingRay – 61,500 rupees
The WagonR and StingRay models are B-Segment tall boy hatchbacks sold with petrol engines. The WagonR is also available with LPG-petrol and CNG-petrol dual fuel options. Discounts on these cars total 61,500 rupees. A 30,000 rupee cash discount, a 30,000 rupees exchange bonus and a 1,500 rupee corporate discount makes for the split up.
Maruti Swift and Dzire Petrol and Diesel – 61,500 rupees
The Swift B+ hatchback and Dzire compact sedan are available for total discounts of 61,500 rupees. The split up of the discount includes a cash discount of 10,000 rupees, exchange bonus of 50,000 rupees and a corporate discount of 1,500 rupees. The scheme is valid on both petrol and diesel variants of the Swift and Dzire.
Maruti Suzuki Ritz Petrol and Diesel- 71,500 rupees
The Ritz is a tall boy B+ segment hatchback that comes with a discount whose split up goes like this. A cash discount of 20,000 rupees, an exchange bonus of 50,000 rupees and a corporate discount of 1,500 rupees make up for the 71,500 rupees off on both petrol and diesel variants of the Ritz.
Maruti Suzuki SX4 – 91,500 rupees
A slow seller, the SX4 C-Segment sedan is the Maruti with the largest discount of a massive 91,500 rupees. A cash discount of 40,000 rupees, a 50,000 rupee exchange bonus and a 1,500 rupee corporate discount make up the SX4’s total discount. The car is available with petrol, CNG and diesel engine options.