AutoGyaan: Carmakers offering heavy discount

If you are planning to buy a new car, this festive season could be a very promising situation for you. Slowdown in car sales and a poor economic outlook along with poor demand for petrol cars  has made way for heavy discounts, special schemes and offers for Indian customers.

Maruti’s models like Alto, WagonR, A-Star and Estilo (all petrol) offer discount and incentives totaling Rs 30,000-35,000. These include cash discounts and free accessories. And if you exchange car, you get an additional Rs 25,000 off. 

Hyundai i10 and Eon come bundled with offers to attract customers. i10compact promises a saving of Rs 44,000, which includes a gift cheque and loyalty bonus/exchange offer. Despite its entry-level status, Eon offers you Rs 24,250 offer that includes free insurance, exchange offer/loyalty bonus. On Santro, there is offer of Rs 40,000, including free insurance. 

Honda: Its Brio compact has an incentive between Rs 15,000 and Rs 40,000 that includes free insurance and a cash discount while the City sedan has benefits of up to Rs 35,000.

 Ford’s Endeavour, that is facing a massive competition from Mahindra’s XUV500, comes in with a “festival accessory pack” that gives a Rs 50,000 benefit, including free insurance. The Figo compact model also carries an offer of Rs 25,000-28,000 which the company is giving as a celebratory offer following the sale of 2 lakh units of the model.