Recurring hike in interest rates and petrol prices has punctured growth of the Indian auto industry. After suffering a year long slump in sales, automakers are now looking ahead at the upcoming festive season to enhance sales while customers are eagerly waiting to cash in on these festive offers, discounts and attractive schemes. This Diwali, expect scores of deals, discounts and festive offers that is bound to appeal to those who have put off buying a car all through the year.
Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Hyundai, Chevrolet and a number of other auto companies have introduced attractive discounts and offers on purchase of their vehicles during this period. Hyundai India is offering discounts of upto Rs.25,000 on their entry level Eon while Maruti Suzuki is also offering their special festive discounts which will be valid till 30th November 2012. Discounts upto Rs.35,000 is being offered by Maruti Suzuki across Zen and Estillo models. Rs.30,000 discount is being offered on petrol and CNG variants of Wagon R and A Star while petrol, diesel and CNG variants of SX4 will come with a Rs.30,000 discount. Maruti Suzuki also announced a Rs.5 lakh discount on their luxury sedan Kizashi.
Chevrolet Aveo 1.4 will come with Rs.1.4 lakh Diwali discount but it is being offered only on the CNG model. Tata Motors is offering benefits of between Rs.25,000 to Rs.40,000 on new purchases. Indica Vista petrol gets benefits of upto Rs.1 lakh while its diesel variant will come with a Rs.55,000 discount. On the Tata Manza, discounts reach upto Rs.1.3 lakhs for the petrol variant and Rs.70,000 for its diesel counterparts. Besides heavy discounts on purchase of new cars, these automakers are also offering attractive exchange schemes during the Diwali season of which customers can avail though for a limited period only.