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Carmakers dish out discounts galore

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It's that time of the year again. Along with bright lights and celebrations, the festive season brings with it some of the best deals when it comes to buying cars. Once again, carmakers are offering tempting discounts that let customers make most of their budgets and aspirations.

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So let's find out what's on offer this year.

BMW is offering 1 lakh off on the on-road prices of all 3-series models till November 13. Other models like the 520d and 525d have 3 lakh off, while the 730d comes with a discount of 5 lakh. The X3 comes with a 75,000 discount, while the X5 and X1 (Corporate Edition) diesels have discounts of 2 lakh and 4 lakh respectively.

Mercedes is offering around 2 lakh off on the C-class petrol and a petro card worth 1.5 lakh and on the C-class diesel, there's a discount of 1.5 lakh. On the E 220 CDi, there's a discount of around 3.5 lakh and on the E 250 diesel there's an offer of around 2 lakh off.

Chevrolet is also offering discounts of 20,000, 25,000 and 45,000 on the new Spark, the Cruze and the Tavera, respectively.

Tata is offering benefits of up to 1 lakh on the Indica Vista petrol and 55,000 on the diesel. Similarly the Nano is being offered with benefits between 5,000-40,000 and the Manza petrol and diesel come with up to 1.3 lakh and 70,000 off respectively. All Aria models bear a 1 lakh discount, while the Aria Pure base variant is on offer at 9.95 lakh for a few days. The Sumo Gold's down payment is marked down to 45,000 and benefits of up to 70,000 are also on offer. The Safari Dicor and the Venture also feature lower down payments of 99,000 and 45,000 respectively. Benefits of up to 80,000 and 45,000 are also on offer respectively on the same. And to add to the plethora of deals, Tata is also offering exchange offers of up to 50,000.

Volkswagen is offering a year's free insurance on the Polo petrol and the Jetta petrol and diesel. The Polo diesel is on offer with a year's free insurance and 10,000 discount. And if you you're your purchase before November 15, there is a 15,000 discount. The Passat highline auto comes with a 2.3 lakh discount.

Ford is offering tons of freebies on its models. The Figo petrol ZXi and Titanium get 8,000 worth accessories free. And the diesel EXi, ZXi and Titanium get 10,000 worth accessories free. Also, if you currently own a Ford model, you could exchange it when buying any Figo model for a one year free warranty. The Ford Classic petrol comes with discounts between 5,000 and 12,000 and the diesel with 5,000-15,000 off. The new Fiesta petrol Titanium comes with a 34,000 discount and the petrol auto with 35,000 off.

Hyundai is offering free insurance and an exchange loyalty bonus of 20,000 on the i20 petrol. The i10 also gets free insurance and 12,000 discount. The Eon is being offered with free insurance, the Verna petrol with a loyalty bonus of 25,000, and the Santro Xing gets free insurance and a 9,000 discount.

Maruti is offering 24,000 off on the Alto K10 and 30,000 off on the SX4 petrol and diesel. The Ritz petrol gets a 15,000 discount, while the A-Star manual and auto variants get 30,000 off. The Estilo is being offered with 35,000 off and the Wagon R with 30,000 off.

Skoda is offering 50 percent off on the Skoda Shield (after-sales pack) with the Fabia. The Laura diesel, depending on the variant, comes with either 30,000 worth insurance free or a 50,000 cash discount. The Laura petrol comes with a 2.25 lakh discount, depending on variant though. The Yeti comes with 50,000-70,000 off. The Superb diesel features a 1 lakh discount depending on the variant, while the petrol variant - with the same conditions - gets up to 50,000 discount or 50 percent off on the Skoda Shield service. The Rapid diesel and petrol come with 30,000-50,000 and 30,000-40,000 off based on the variant you pick.

Nissan is offering free insurance and exchange bonuses on most of its cars. The Micra petrol and diesel both get free insurance and 50,000 and 20,000 exchange bonus respectively. The Sunny petrol gets 50,000 exchange bonus and free insurance, while the diesel variant gets a 7,000 discount and 25,000 exchange bonus.

Mahindra is offering 50 percent off on insurance cost of the Xylo's D variants and 52,000 flat discount on the E trim-level.

With all these freebies, discounts and other benefits on offer, this is the opportune time for you to step out and get the car that you want.

  • First Published Date : 19 Nov 2012, 04:27 PM IST