10 SUVs whose prices has declined the most after GST

Goods and Services Tax, introduced in India on 1st July 2017 brings with it some cheer for those buyers who will be buying SUVs. All SUVs, larger than 4 meters which earlier attracted a 55% tax (Excise+cess+NCD+VAT) will now be subjected to a 43% tax which includes 28% GST+ 15% cess.

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10. Maruti S-Cross – Price cut INR 1.03 lakhs

Maruti S-Cross gets more affordable after introduction of GST in India earlier this month with a price cut of INR 1.03 lakhs as the company passes on these benefits to customers.

The S-Cross is powered by a 1.3 liter or a 1.6 liter diesel engine both of which are mated to manual transmission. The 1.6 liter engine produces 118 bhp power and 320 Nm torque while the 1.6 liter engine is capable of 89 bhp power and 200 Nm torque. Price now starts from INR 8.11 lakh, ex-sh.

S-Cross facelift

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leading automakers in the country will soon launch a facelift S-Cross, most likely during the upcoming festive season. Released in China, various updates were evident on the new S-Cross facelift which seen new LED headlamps, integrated LRD daytime running lights and a new radiator grille. Chrome accents and a restyled bumper were also noted as were its double 6 spoke alloy wheels and new tail lamps.

9. Volkswagen Tiguan – Price cut INR 1.48 lakhs

This 5 seater SUV with a price reduction of INR 1.48 lakhs is a muscular SUV that competes with Mercedes GLA, BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Price now starts from INR 27.11 lakh, ex-sh.

VW Tiguan is powered by a 2.0 liter diesel engine producing 143 hp power and 340 Nm torque mated to a 7 speed DSG transmission and 4Motion all wheel drive. ARAI certifies that the new Tiguan has fuel efficiency of 17.06 kmpl.

The second generation Tiguan, showcased at 2016 Auto Expo and launched in India in May 2017 is presented in two variants – Comfortline and Highline. It is produced from the company plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra and is the first Volkswagen model to be positioned on the company’s MQB platform. The new VW Tiguan finds many competitors in India in the form of the Hyundai Tucson, Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Isuzu MU-X besides the recently launched Jeep Compass.

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