Best new car discounts this month

28th Dec 2017 2:19 pm

Dealerships and manufacturers this month will be offering end-of-the-year discounts and benefits in order to clear stocks before the New Year.


Datsun Go
Save up to Rs 27,500
Potential buyers of the Go hatchback can benefit from discounts of up to 27,500 as part of Datsun’s December Rush scheme. The Alto K10 rivalling hatchback is powered by a 68hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual. While the discount should help to move this well priced car, it may not be enough considering that it is evidently built to cost.

Datsun Redigo
Save up to Rs 34,000

As part of its December Rush scheme, the 68hp, 1.0-litre Redigo is being offered with benefits of up to Rs 34,000 (Rs 26,000 for the 54hp, 0.8-litre model). The Renault Kwid and Hyundai Eon competitor also suffers from the cost cutting image associated with Datsun cars, but is a good value hatchback with unique styling.

Ford Figo
Save up to Rs 45,000
Ford’s Hyundai Grand i10 rival offers a more dynamic package than its competitors, especially in the S trim. Discounts of up to Rs 45,000 can be availed on the hatchback, which is powered by either a 88hp, 1.2-litre petrol, a 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel, or a 112hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine. While a five-speed manual is standard on the first two engines, the 1.5-litre petrol engine only comes mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic unit.

Honda Jazz diesel
Save up to Rs 85,000
Honda’s Jazz is a slow-selling model compared to its rivals, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai i20. However, it packs a spacious and practical cabin, and decent petrol and diesel engines. The petrol also comes with an automatic option. The manufacturer has planned a refresh in the near future for the model, as well. Dealers are currently offering discounts and benefits of around Rs 85,000 at select locations, depending on inventory.

Hyundai i20
Save up to Rs 70,000
The Hyundai i20 and its cross-hatchback sibling are available with petrol as well as diesel engines. What’s more, the standard i20 now comes with a petrol-auto variant, as well. The i20 Active and the regular model are now being offered with benefits of up to Rs 70,000 at most dealerships. A facelift of the Maruti Baleno rival is likely to unveil at the upcoming Auto Expo in February, 2018.

Hyundai Eon
Save up to Rs 65,000

Hyundai’s Maruti Celerio rival is a very decently equipped car but its high asking price lets down the package. Available with a 56hp, 0.8-litre petrol and a 69hp, 1.0-litre petrol engine, the Eon is due to be replaced next year. The repalcement has been spied recently and is expected to be showcased at the Auto Expo 2018.

Hyundai Grand i10
Save up to Rs 95,000

Benefits up to Rs 95,000 are being offered on the 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 75hp, 1.2-litre diesel Grand i10. Hyundai’s Grand i10 rivals the Ford Figo, Honda Brio and Maruti Swift in the market and is well known for offering a great overall package, filled to the brim with features on the top-spec trim.

Maruti Celerio
Save up to Rs 55,000

Maruti’s Celerio has been given a minor facelift a couple of months ago and has missed the opportunity to provide a touchscreen infotainment system on the refreshed model. The tweaked Celerio’s engine and transmissions are the same – a 68hp, 1.0-litre engine mated to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT. Discounts of up to Rs 55,000 are on offer at the moment.

Maruti Ignis
Save up to Rs 45,000

A unique-looking cross-hatch, Maruti’s premium hatchback is currently being offered with discounts of up to Rs 45,000. Available with a 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol and a 75hp, 1.3-litre diesel, a five-speed manual comes as standard though a five-speed automatic is also on offer.

Maruti Swift
Save up to Rs 55,000

Besides launching a limited-run mid-spec Limited Edition variant to push year-end sales and clear stocks before the new-gen Swift launches early next year, Maruti is offering benefits of up to Rs 55,000 on the Grand i10 rival. The 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 75hp, 1.3-litre diesel engines are shared with the Ignis, though only a five-speed manual is on offer.

Maruti WagonR 
Save up to Rs 65,000

The current-gen Maruti WagonR has been on sale in India for quite some time. Well-known
for its effortless-to-drive nature, it is powered by a 68hp, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, petrol engine. Dealers are now offering discounts and benefits of around Rs 65,000 with the tall-boy hatchback.

Nissan Micra
Save up to Rs 63,000

Nissan’s end-of-the-year discount scheme sees discounts worth up to Rs 63,000 being offered on the Micra (up to Rs 56,000 on the Micra Active). The Micras share the three-cylinder 1.2-litre engine, though the unit produces 68hp in the Active and 77hp in the standard Micra. The Active’s engine is mated to a five-speed manual while the Micra gets a CVT automatic gearbox.

Tata Tiago
Save up to Rs 26,000
Tata is offering up to Rs 26,000 off on its Tiago hatchback in a bid to push end-of-the-year sales. As part of the 'Mega Offer Max Celebration' campaign, the discount will apply to the 85hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine model and the 70hp, 1.1-litre diesel one. The petrol engine comes with the option of a five-speed automatic instead of the standard five-speed manual offered on the diesel.

Toyota Etios Liva
Save up to Rs 35,000

Toyota’s entry-level model in India – the Etios Liva – looks dated, as compared to newer rivals but when it comes to cabin space and legroom, it trumps. It is available with a 68hp, 1.4-litre diesel or an 80hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine, although neither of these comes with an automatic transmission. Toyota is offering discounts of around Rs 35,000 on select variants, at most locations.

Volkswagen Polo
Save up to Rs 75,000

Non-GT versions of Volkswagen’s i20 rivalling hatchback are currently being offered with benefits of up to Rs 75,000. While a five-speed manual is standard, the standard Polo is available in two engine options – a 75hp, 1.2-litre petrol and a 90hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine.


Pre-facelift Ford EcoSport
Save up to Rs 75,000

In order to clear stocks of the pre-facelift EcoSport after the new one had launched, discounts of up to Rs 75,000 are being offered on the model. The previous model came with a 112hp, 1.5-litre petrol, a 125hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and a 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine. Only the turbo-petrol mill came with a six-speed automatic transmission while the other two were equipped with a five-speed manual.

Honda BR-V
Save up to Rs 1 lakh

The BR-V is Honda’s Maruti S-Cross rival, but out-does its completion in terms of practicality by offering seven seats. Powered by the same 119hp, 1.5-litre petrol and 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel found in the City, these engines are mated to a six-speed manual transmission, though the petrol comes with a CVT option. Up to Rs 1 lakh worth of benefits are being offered on the BR-V.

Honda CR-V
Save up to Rs 1.5 lakh

Benefits of up to Rs 1.5 lakh are being offered on Honda’s Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson competitor. It is powered by a 156hp, 2.0-litre petrol and a 190hp, 2.4-litre, petrol engine. The latter also comes with all-wheel-drive. The new-gen CR-V is expected to launch in 2018, and will kick off the Japanese manufacturers launches for the next three years.

Pre-facelift Mahindra Scorpio
Save up to Rs 75,000

In a bid to clear stocks of the pre-facelift model after the new one was launched recently, benefits of up to Rs 75,000 can be availed on the older Mahindra Scorpio. The previous model was offered with a a 75hp, 2.5-litre diesel and the 120hp, 2.2-litre mHawk diesel motor. Both engines on the Tata Safari Storme rival were mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

Mahindra XUV500
Save up to Rs 85,000
Mahindra’s flagship SUV will be updated soon to better face off against the likes of the Renault Captur, Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. While a petrol variant was launched recently, the upcoming refreshed version will also have a more powerful diesel engine. Diesel variants of the current model are now being offered with benefits of around Rs 85,000, depending on inventory.

Nissan Terrano
Save up to Rs 77,000

The Duster’s badge-engineered sibling is powered by a 104hp, 1.6-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre K9K diesel in 85hp and 110hp states of tune. The 110hp model gets a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic, while the other versions come with a five-speed manual. Year-end discounts worth Rs 77,000 are being offered on the Maruti S-Cross and Hyundai Create rival.

Renault Duster AMT
Save up to Rs 1.10 lakh
Renault’s robust SUV, the Duster, has been on sale for a while. However, the top-spec Duster AMT isn’t a fast mover. In order to keep sales ticking, Renault is offering cash discounts and benefits of around Rs 1.10 lakh at most outlets.

Renault Duster petrol
Save up to Rs 65,000

The French manufacturer is also offering benefits worth Rs 65,000 on the comparatively slower moving petrol Duster. It is  powered by a 106hp, 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit, which is mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT gearbox.

Tata Hexa
Save up to Rs 78,000

As a part of the 'Mega Offer Max Celebration' campaign, Tata is offering a discount on its Hexa SUV to push sales for the end of the year. Higher-spec trims of the seven-seat SUV come with a 156hp, 2.2-litre diesel motor mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The lowest XE variant, however, is powered by a 150hp, 2.2-litre diesel, paired with a five-speed manual.

Tata Safari Storme
Save up to Rs 1 lakh

Discounts worth Rs 1 lakh are being offered on Safari Storme as part of Tata’s 'Mega Offer Max Celebration' campaign. Like the Hexa, the Safari Storme’s lower variants get the 150hp, 2.2-litre diesel mated to a five-speed manual, while higher trims come with the 156hp, 2.2-litre diesel paired to a six-speed manual.

Toyota Fortuner
Save up to Rs 1 lakh
The stylish and rugged SUV from Toyota is now being offered at year-end benefits of up to Rs 1 lakh. The Fortuner takes on the Ford Endeavour and the Isuzu MU-X in our market and is powered by a 166hp, 2.7-litre petrol and a 177hp, 2.8-litrew diesel engine.


Audi A3 diesel
Save up to Rs 4.5 lakh
The Audi A3 sedan offers a well-built cabin and is loaded with equipment. The inside, however, is tight on space and the diesel variant suffers from a floaty ride. Discounts and benefits of upto Rs 4.5 lakh are being offered on the A3 diesel, which rivals the Mercedes-Benz CLA, in the Indian market.

Audi A4
Save up to Rs 7 lakh

The Audi A4’s USP is feature-laden interiors and a decent ride quality. It takes on the likes of the BMW 3-series, the Mercedes C-Class, the Jaguar XE and the Volvo S60 sedan. Dealers are offering year end benefits to the tune of around Rs 7 lakh on the A4 depending on unsold stocks.

Audi A6
Save up to Rs 6 lakh

Dealers are currently offering Rs 6 lakh worth of benefits on the A6, Audi’s BMW 5-series and Mercedes E-class rival. The premium luxury sedan is powered by a 190hp, 1.8-litre, turbo-petrol mill or a 191hp, 2.0-litre diesel motor. A seven-speed automatic comes as standard.

BMW 3-series
Save up to Rs 8 lakh

Year-end discounts to the tune of Rs 8 lakh are being offered on all models of the BMW 3-series. The Mercedes C-class and Jaguar XE rival is powered by a 252hp, 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 190hp, 2.0-litre diesel motor. Both are mated to a seven-speed automatic.

Ford Aspire
Save up to Rs 45,000

Ford’s answer to the Maruti Dzire and Hyundai Xcent is being offered with year-end discounts worth Rs 45,000. The compact sedan shares it engine and transmission options with its hatchback sibling, the Figo.

Maruti Ciaz diesel
Save up to Rs 1 lakh

Maruti’s Ciaz may be one of the best value-for-money contenders in its class thanks to ample cabin space, good ride quality and a decent equipment list. However, it not as much fun to drive and feels underpowered, at times, when compared to its competition, like the Honda City. The recent hike in GST affected sales of the SHVS diesel hybrid variant quite hard, which has prompted Maruti to offer discounts and benefits of around Rs 1 lakh for the Ciaz diesel, to keep stocks moving.

Mercedes C-class
Save up to Rs 7 lakh

Called a baby S-class by some, the C-class’ styling and tech certainly underline the connection to Mercedes’ flagship sedan. Benefits of up to Rs 7 lakh can be availed on the Jaguar XE and BMW 3-series rival, which is powered by a 184hp, 2.0-litre petrol, and a 2.2-litre diesel in 170hp and 204hp states of tune.

2016 Mercedes S 400
Save up to Rs 25 lakh

The Mercedes S-class offers a great mix of tech and tradition. The full-size sedan takes on the BMW 7-series, the Jaguar XJ and the Audi A8 in our market.  Its high quality interiors and luxurious cabin are simply brilliant. A facelift is due soon which means the company is clearing stocks at the moment. We found that the S 400 sedan equipped with a 329hp, twin-turbo petrol V6 is being offered at a tempting discount of Rs 25 lakh for examples made in 2016. The model comes loaded with air suspension, four-zone automatic climate control, a 1,540 watt, 24-speaker Burmester sound system, rain-sensing panoramic sunroof, seat memory and massaging function and parking assist as standard.

Nissan Sunny
Save up to Rs 65,000

Nissan’s mid-size sedan is being offered with year-end benefits of up to Rs 65,000. The Maruti Ciaz and Honda City competitor is powered by a 99hp, 1.5-litre petrol (101hp for the CVT-mated engine) and an 86hp, 1.5-litre diesel motor. A five-speed manual comes as standard.

Toyota Corolla Altis
Save up to Rs 75,000
Even though the Altis received a facelift, recently; it continues to remains a slow seller due to the recent rise in demand for SUVs. It comes in two variants – a 140hp, 1.8-litre petrol engine and an underpowered 88hp, 1.4-litre diesel engine. The car rivals the likes of the Hyundai Elantra and the Skoda Octavia. Dealers are offering discounts and benefits of around Rs 75,000, depending on availability.

Tata Tigor
Save up to Rs 32,000

Tata’s compact sedan, the Tigor, now comes with an end-of-the-year discount as part of the manufacturer’s 'Mega Offer Max Celebration' campaign. The petrol and diesel engine options, along with the transmission options, are shared with the Tiago hatchback, mentioned above.

Tata Zest
Save up to Rs 68,000

A rather large discount is being offered by Tata on its Zest sedan as part of its year-end sale. The compact sedan is powered by a 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel in 75hp and 90hp states of tune, respectively.

Volkswagen Ameo
Save up to Rs 85,000

Volkswagen’s rival to the Dzire, the Ameo, is being offered with discounts of around Rs 85,000. The compact sedan is available with a 75hp, 1.2-litre petrol and a 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine paired to a five-speed manual – although the latter comes with the option of a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic. The solidly built and feature-laden cabin is one of its highlights. Apart from the Dzire, it also competes with the likes of the Hyundai Xcent, the Tata Zest and the Figo Aspire.


Datsun Go+
Save up to Rs 29,000
The Go-based MPV is being offered with end-of-the-year benefits of up to Rs 29,000 as a part of the brand’s December Rush scheme. The Go+ shares its mechanical aspects with the Go hatchback, though is longer in order to seat up to seven people. The only sub-four-metre MPV, it has no direct rivals in the Indian market.

Toyota Innova Crysta 
Save up to Rs 1 lakh

The second-gen Innova is offers space and comfortable seating, as well as a great ride quality. It does, however, feel ponderous in traffic and suffers from a heavy steering. It continues to be the benchmark in the MPV segment in our market, though. The MPV is powered by either a 166hp, 2.7-litre petrol, a 150hp, 2.4-litre diesel or a 174hp, 2.8-litre diesel engine. The first two are mated to a five-speed manual; the petrol gets an optional six-speed automatic, while the 2.8-litre diesel only comes with a six-speed auto gearbox. Select dealers are now offering discounts on the Innova Crysta VX variant, going as high as Rs 1 lakh, depending on stocks.

Maruti Ertiga diesel
Save up to Rs 95,000

Like the Ciaz, the Ertiga diesel (with Smart-hybrid tech) also got a price hike due to GST, which hit sales, to some extent. In order to push sales, Maruti is now offering discounts and benefits up to Rs 95,000 at most dealerships. The Ertiga comes with a 92hp, 1.4-litre petrol or a 90hp, 1.3-litre diesel engine, both mated to a five-speed manual. The petrol also gets an optional four-speed automatic transmission.


Ford Mustang
Save up to Rs 6.5 lakh
The American manufacturer’s halo model in the country is being offered with a an attractive year-end deal of Rs 6.5 lakh. The Mustang’s 401hp, 5.0-litre V8 engine is mated to a six-speed automatic, promising proper muscle car-like performance and driving dynamics.

Disclaimer: Discounts vary from city to city. Please check with your local dealer for exact discounts, which may not match figures quoted here.

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