Cars with best discount offers in 2018 – Maruti WagonR to Jeep Compass

Automakers in India are offering huge discounts on a range of cars some of which cross the Rs 1 lakh mark.

The year 2018 is about to end in a few days. And this is the best time for car buyers. Because those dealers who are stuck with unsold stock manufactured in 2018, are selling those with huge discounts before the new year starts. Here are some of the best discounts on offer at car dealerships near you these days.

Skoda Rapid – Skoda India dealerships across India are luring customers with discounts and schemes on the Skoda Rapid sedan. The discount extends to INR 50,000, 50% off on first year insurance and also an easy payment EMI option starting from INT 9,999 for a 7 year period. Zero loan, PF, prepayment option and foreclosure charges from Skoda Finance are also a part of the festive scheme.

Volkswagen Vento – Offers on the Volkswagen Vento extend to INR 60,000 cash discount and INR 40,000 exchange bonus making it an attractive buy. The Volkswagen Vento and Rapid share the same platform and both are powered by the same engine options which include a 1.5 liter TDI diesel, i.6 liter MPI an 1.2 liter TSI petrol.

Renault Duster – Buyers in the market for the Renault Duster can now avail of an INR 60,000 discount on the compact SUV. Company dealerships in the country are also offering free one year insurance on the Duster which currently sells from INR 7.95 lakhs. The INR 60,000 discount scheme is offered only on the 110PS diesel engine variant.

Maruti WagonR – This tall boy hatchback from Maruti Suzuki India Limited has been among the top 5 cars sold in the country. It has 1.0 liter K Series petrol engine mated to a 5 speed manual and AMT. Company dealers are offering discounts to the extent of INR 70,000 on the CNG variant and INR 65,000 on the AMT model while the standard petrol manual variant comes in with an INR 60,000 discount. New Maruti WagonR will launch on 23rd Jan 2019.

Hyundai Tucson – Hyundai Tucson comes in with five variants, two engine and two transmission options. It fills the vacant SUV slot between Creta and Santa FE in Hyundai India’s lineup while prices start from INR 18.29 lakhs. The Korean automaker is offering festive discounts of INR 80,000 which includes a free 1 year insurance, INR 30,000 exchange bonus and INR 50,000 corporate bonus.

Toyota Corolla Altis – Toyota Corolla Altis price in India starts at INR 16.27 lakhs. Offered in diesel, petrol and automatic variants, the Corolla Altis is among the best selling D segment sedans in India. To make this purchase even more attractive to buyers, Toyota dealers in the country are offering a cash discount of INR 35,000, exchange bonus of INR 20,000 in addition to special benefits for corporate employees with an added cash discount of INR 45,000.

Honda BRV – Honda BRV, a 7 seater SUV that has gained popularity in the country is priced from INR 9.22 lakhs and goes up to INR 13.39 lakhs and is powered by 1.5 litre petrol and diesel engines which produce 119PS/145Nm and 100PS/200Nm respectively. Discounts and exchange schemes this festive season extend to INR 1 lakh benefit package which includes insurance, accessories and INR 50,000 exchange offer.

Nissan Terrano – The festive discount offer on the Nissan Terrano includes an INR 1 lakh cash discount with 1 year insurance, INR 45,000 cash back offer and INR 10,000 discount for government employees. The Nissan Terrano is positioned on the Renault Duster platform and like the Duster is presented in 1.5 liter petrol and diesel engine options. Terrano will be discontinued next month, and will be replaced by Kicks.

Jeep Compass – Jeep Compass is offered with a Rs 1 lakh discount. In addition to this, you also get upgrade to a higher spec variant for free. Jeep Compass prices start from Rs 15.44 lakhs for the petrol variant and go all the way to Rs 22.95 lakh for the diesel 4×4 variant. An even more expensive Compass variant will be launched in 2019.

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Tata Altroz sketch created on video by Pratap Bose – Head of Design at Tata

Tata Altroz hatchback will make its debut tomorrow, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

Pratap Bose, popularly known as Head of Design at Tata Motors, was last month promoted to the position of Vice President, Global Design. He, along with a team of designers from around the world, who are based in Tata Design Studios in Italy, UK and India; have managed to give Tata cars a new life, as far as design is concerned.

It all started with the Tiago, then Tigor, followed by Nexon, and more recently the Harrier. The Tata design team is now getting ready to reveal their second wave of designs, at the Geneva Motor Show tomorrow, where not 1, not 2, but 4 new cars will make global debut. One of these cars is Altroz hatchback. It is the production spec variant of 45X concept, which made its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Sketch of Tata Altroz by Pratap Bose.

Altroz is the second hatchback from Tata Motors to sport the Impact 2.0 Design Language, first being the recently launched Harrier. It will be positioned on ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture which boasts of modular characteristics. ALFA ARC platform promises various advantages.

It is adaptable to multiple body structures and capable of handling hybridization and electrification. It also creates class leading leg and luggage space while it creates utility around the driver and also supports various power train options and enhances safety. Watch Pratap Bose sketching Altroz, which is based on ALFA platform, on a piece of paper in the video below.

Tata Motors future strategy will focus on two architectures – ALFA and OMEGA. ALFA will cover vehicles in the categories of mini hatchbacks, compact sedans, mid-size sedans, compact sports utility vehicles, premium hatchback, mid-size sports utility vehicles and crossovers. ALFA will address the market with products having length between 3.7 to 4.3 meters, allowing it to cover more than 90 percent of the current passenger vehicle segment in the country.

The OMEGA platform, on the other hand, is a derivative of the Land Rover’s D8 architecture. It is a monocoque platform that is built from lightweight and high tensile material offering better torsional and bending stiffness and designed to cater to Indian road and driving conditions. It has been specially developed by Tata Motors along with Jaguar Land Rover, to address the more premium segment. Harrier and H7X are positioned on this OMEGA ARC platform. The current generation Tata cars, which are currently on different platforms, will be shifted to either of these two platforms, as and when they enter new generation.

Speaking about the new Altroz, it will most likely be powered by the same engine lineup as seen on the Nexon. The 1.2 liter turbocharged Revotron petrol engine will offer 110 PS power and 170 Nm torque while the 1.5 liter turbocharged Revotorq diesel engine will put out 110 PS power and 260 Nm torque. Engines come with manual as well as auto gearbox. Once launched in India later this year, it will rival Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20

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