Maruti Suzuki offers the discount benefits for select BS6 and BS4 products (including its ‘Tour’ models)
The Indian automotive industry has been going through tough times like never before due to COVID-19 and the government’s lockdown protocols. Domestic sales in April 2020 hit zero except for a few units sold online. To minimise losses in this struggling period, major automakers have created online sales platforms with introductory offers.
Experts predict that the automotive market will go through a significant change even after COVID-19 leaves the planet. The entire scenario of buying a new vehicle could change while online or ‘socially distanced’ sales become a part of the ‘new normals’. Customers would have the option to book, test drive and get a new car delivered at their doorsteps in a clean and sanitised environment — read more details.
Meanwhile, R.C. Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), believes that automotive sales would be boosted after the COVID-19 crisis as buyers would be more inclined to personal vehicles over public transport (which has apparently become unsafe).
A similar trend is being observed in China, the epicentre of SARS-Cov-2. For this month, Maruti Suzuki has introduced discounts up to Rs 25,000 for various BS6 and BS4 products. Hat tip to Motor Arena India for sharing the discount details.
Maruti Car Discounts – May 2020
|Maruti||May 2020 Discount|
|Alto 800||Rs 20,000|
|Dzire (new)||Rs 20,000|
|Dzire (old)||Rs 25,000|
|Tour S||Rs 15,000|
|Tour H1||Rs 20,000|
|Tour H2||Rs 25,000|
|Tour V AC petrol||Rs 10,000|
|Tour V AC CNG||Rs 10,000|
|Tour V STD (Eeco)||Rs 10,000|
Maruti Suzuki’s entry-level choices, Alto 800 and S-Presso are offered with discounts up to Rs 20,000. Further up on the portfolio, the Maruti WagonR and Celerio get a maximum price cut of Rs 10,000 and Rs 25,000, respectively. For both personal and commercial use, the Maruti Eeco has already proved its capability as an excellent affordable choice. It is offered with discount benefits up to Rs 10,000.
The Maruti Swift is easily one of the most demanded hatchbacks on the market and the Indian automaker is offering it a consumer discount of Rs 20,000. Price cuts are applicable for both the old and new version of its subcompact sedan avatar, Dzire. The current Maruti Dzire gets a discount of Rs 20,000 while the figure rises to Rs 25,000 for the old model.
Maruti Suzuki extends the offer to a wide range of Maruti Tour (Dzire taxi) models. Its S, H1 and H2 models come at discounts up to Rs 15,000 Rs 20,000 and Rs 25,000, respectively. Variants such as ‘V AC’ petrol and ‘V AC’ CNG receive price cuts of Rs 10,000 each. The Eeco-based ‘Maruti Tour V STD’ model also gets a discount of Rs 10,000.
The discounts have been introduced at the right time since major cab services such as Ola and Uber have resumed operations. However, strict safety guidelines need to be followed by the driver and the rider.