Carmakers dole out huge year-end discounts3 min read . Updated: 21 Dec 2012, 11:54 AM IST A range of carmakers are offering very tempting discounts. We find out the best deals.
The year-end brings with it a whole host of reasons for car buyers to celebrate. This time of year is one of the best to seal the deal on the car of your choice, as carmakers dish out huge deals and discounts in a bid to clear their inventories. And if buying a car that's made in 2012 instead of 2013 isn't much of a deterrent, there's no better time than now to upgrade to a new set of wheels and make the most of your budget.
Kicking off the list is Maruti. The carmaker is offering a cash discount of ₹14,000, a music system worth ₹8,000 and an exchange bonus worth ₹15,000, which totals up to ₹37,000 on its Alto K10 LXi variant. The SX4 VXi petrol trim is being offered with discounts worth ₹65,000, while the Wagon R LXi CNG trim is going for a very tempting ₹50,000 discount. This includes a cash discount of ₹22,000, a music system worth ₹8,000 and an exchange bonus of ₹20,000.
Hyundai also has some very interesting deals on its cars. Its popular i10 hatchback with the sunroof is being offered with free insurance worth ₹18,472, a cash discount of ₹12,000, an exchange bonus of ₹25,000 and a corporate discount of ₹5,000. Even its i20 Sportz 1.4 petrol trim is being sold with a significant ₹48,093 discount.
Fiat is also offering a whole range of discounts on the Linea. The Linea 1.4 Active Absolute edition is being offered with free insurance worth ₹25,848, a cash discount of ₹25,000, an exchange bonus of ₹15,000 and a corporate discount of ₹7,000, equaling to a chunky savings of ₹72, 848. The Linea 1.4 Dynamic Absolute edition also has similar cash, exchange bonus and corporate discounts, but the free insurance worth ₹29,325 bumps the total savings to ₹76,325. If you're in the market for the diesel Linea, however, there are even bigger gains to be had. The Absolute edition of the Active, Dynamic and Emotion packs stretch up to ₹76,442, ₹80,026 and ₹81,281 respectively.
Potential Honda owners will have much reason to rejoice this year end. Dealers are offering a fat ₹2,50,000 discount on the Accord 2.4 AT and the Accord V6 AT. The Civic, which is now discontinued, is also being offered with a hefty ₹1,50,000 discount on all trim levels.
Mahindra also has deals on its Scorpio and Xylo. The Scorpio VLX 4x4 is being offered with free insurance worth ₹46,015 and an exchange bonus of ₹10,000, while the VLX 4x2 trim is being offered with free insurance worth ₹43,393 and a similar exchange bonus of ₹10,000. The Scorpio VLX fitted with an auto 'box has quite a big discount on of ₹58,992, which includes free insurance worth ₹48,992 and an exchange bonus of ₹10,000. The Xylo E8 can be bought with free insurance worth ₹44,862 and an exchange bonus of ₹10,000, totalling up to ₹54,862 in savings.
Skoda is offering very tempting discounts on its Laura with the 2.0-litre diesel motor. The L&K AT is being sold with a cash discount of ₹90,000, along with a corporate discount of ₹17,500, bringing the total discount to a whopping ₹1,07,500. Similar discounts are being offered on the Ambience AT, Elegance, Ambiente and Elegance AT trim levels. The Superb's 1.8 TSI trim levels are being sold with an even greater discount. The Ambition MT, Elegance MT, and Elegance AT are all being offered with a cash discount of ₹1,50,000 and a corporate discount of ₹12,500. The Superb's 2.0 TDI's Ambition AT and Elegance AT trim levels are also being sold with similar discounts totalling up to ₹1,62,500.
Perhaps the biggest discount, however, is the one Tata is offering. There is a huge cash discount of ₹2,00,000 and an exchange bonus of ₹50,000 to be had on all the trim levels of the Aria.
With such tempting discounts on the table, this is the best time to go out and splurge on the car of your dreams.