19th Oct 2018 12:10 pm

The festive period will see mass market and premium carmakers offer significant discounts and benefits in order to increase sales.

As the festive season is considered a good time to buy a new vehicle, carmakers – mass market ones like Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai, and luxury manufacturers like Audi and Jaguar – hope to increase their sales figures by offering discounts and benefits on their products.

If you’re looking to buy a new sedan this month and the next, this in-depth list will help you out:

Audi A4 

 Save up to Rs 7 lakh
The rival to the BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-class can now be bought for Rs 7 lakh less. It is available with a 150hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and a 190hp, 2.0-litre diesel, both of which are mated to a mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The model is known for its cabin quality and overall refinement.

Audi A3

Save up to Rs 5 lakh
The smallest Audi on offer in the country comes with two powertrain options – a 150hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and a 143hp, 2.0-litre diesel. During the festive season, dealerships are offering a significant Rs 5 lakh discount on the Mercedes CLA rival, and an additional exchange offer of Rs 1 lakh.

Jaguar XE

Save up to Rs 3.5 lakh
Jaguar’s answer to the BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-class boasts of a great ride/handling package and comes with a strong 2.0-litre petrol engine in 200hp and 250hp states of tune. There’s also a 180hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine on offer. Customers can avail a Rs 3.5 lakh discount on the smallest Jag sedan during the festive season.

Volkswagen Vento

Save up to Rs 1.05 lakh
Select variants of Volkswagen’s Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna rival are now being offered with a Rs 60,000 cash discount and a Rs 40,000 exchange bonus. The Vento gets four engine-gearbox combinations – a 105hp, 1.6-litre petrol with a 5-speed manual, a 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel with either a 5-speed manual or 7-speed DSG, and a 105hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol with a 7-speed DSG.

Volkswagen Ameo

Save up to Rs 85,000
The German brand’s compact sedan shares its 76hp, 1.0-litre petrol engine with its hatchback sibling, the Polo, though it also gets a 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel with the option of a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Dealerships are now offering cash discounts worth Rs 50,000, an exchange bonus of Rs 25,000 and Rs 15,000 corporate discount. The rival to the Ford Aspire, Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Honda Amaze is a premium alternative, but falls short on practicality.

Toyota Yaris

Save up to Rs 50,000
In addition to the Rs 20,000 cash discount on offer, Toyota dealers are also offering a Rs 20,000 exchange bonus and a Rs 10,000 corporate discount on the Japanese carmaker’s Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna rival. Unlike its competition, the Yaris is the only midsize sedan to be offered with just a petrol engine – the 107hp, 1.5-litre motor comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-step CVT automatic.

Toyota Corolla Altis

Save up to Rs 85,000
Toyota’s Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Elantra fighter now comes with a cash discount of Rs 35,000, along with a Rs 10,000 exchange offer and a Rs 40,000 corporate discount. The Corolla Altis comes with a 140hp, 1.8-litre petrol and an 88hp, 1.4-litre diesel engine, both of which are mated to a 6-speed manual, though the former gets the option of a CVT as well.

Hyundai Xcent

Save up to Rs 65,000
Hyundai’s Grand i10-based compact sedan may not be a segment leader, but its strengths include the high quality fit and finish and well-appointed interiors. The Ford Aspire and Honda Amaze competitor comes with the same 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 75hp, 1.2-litre diesel as its hatchback counterpart. The car is now available with a cash discount of Rs 20,000 and a Rs 45,000 exchange bonus during the ongoing festive season. The commercial version, which comes with the Prime suffix, also gets a cash discount worth Rs 40,000.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Save up to Rs 57,500
The Dzire’s USPs are a comfy ride, spacious cabin and its frugal engines. The Honda Amaze and Ford Aspire competitor is now on offer with discounts worth Rs 27,500 and an exchange bonus up to Rs 30,000. The compact sedan leads its segment in terms of sales and comes with a, 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol and a 75hp, 1.3-litre diesel engine option. 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT options are also on offer.

Nissan Sunny

Save up to Rs 72,000
Nissan’s midsize sedan hasn’t set the sales charts on fire. For the duration of the festive season, dealerships will offer a 3g gold coin, a Rs 60,000 exchange bonus, one-year free insurance and a special Rs 12,000 discount for government employees. The Sunny gets two engine options – a 99hp, 1.5-litre petrol (mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT) and an 86hp, 1.5-litre diesel (paired to a 5-speed manual).

Hyundai Verna

Save up to Rs 85,000
Smartly-styled, well-finished and loaded with kit, the Rs 65,000 cash discount now available on the Verna makes it a more promising buy. There’s also a Rs 20,000 exchange bonus on offer with Hyundai’s rival to the Honda City and Toyota Yaris. The Verna comes with a 100hp, 1.4-litre petrol, a 123hp, 1.6-litre petrol and a 128hp, 1.6-litre diesel engine. All come mated to a standard 6-speed manual, though the 1.6-litre motors also get the option of a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Honda City

Save up to Rs 30,000
Available with a year’s worth of complementary insurance, a Rs 20,000 exchange offer and accessories worth Rs 10,000 during the festive season, the Honda City is now a more value for money buy. The rival to the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna comes with a 119hp, 1.5-litre petrol and a 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine. While the former is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic, the latter gets a 6-speed manual as standard.

Hyundai Elantra

Save up to Rs 60,000
Hyundai dealerships have been instructed to offer a Rs 60,000 exchange bonus and a year’s worth of free insurance with the Elantra. The rival to the Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla Altis is priced well in the executive sedan segment but misses out on essential kit on the lower trims. It is available with a 152hp, 2.0-litre petrol and a 128hp, 1.6-litre diesel engine, both of which get 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox options.

Tata Tigor

Save up to Rs 26,899
The Tigor has just gotten a mild refresh. Tata’s compact sedan now gets a re-jigged variant line-up, more equipment and minor cosmetic changes, though it continues with the same 85hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 70hp, 1.05-litre diesel engines. Tata dealers will offer one year of insurance free (worth Rs 6,899) and an exchange bonus of Rs 20,000 on the Marfuti Suzuki Dzire and Honda Amaze rival.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

Save up to Rs 25,000
Fresh from a facelift, the new Ciaz debuts mild-hybrid tech on a petrol engine (a 105hp, 1.5-litre motor) in its segment and gets more equipment. It is definitely the best value for money proposition in its class. Nexa showrooms will now offer a Rs 15,000 exchange bonus on the midsize sedan, along with a corporate discount worth 10,000.

Toyota Etios

Save up to Rs 20,000
Known for its spacious cabin, Toyota’s budget midsize sedan is now available with accessories worth Rs 20,000. On offer with a 90hp, 1.5-litre petrol and an 68hp, 1.4-litre diesel, the Etios rivals the likes of the Mahindra Verito and Fiat Linea Classic.

Honda Amaze

Save up to Rs 20,000
Honda’s answer to the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Ford Aspire gets four engine-transmission combinations – a 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT and a 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT (where the motor makes 80hp instead). Honda dealers are currently offering a Rs 15,000 exchange bonus and Rs 5,000 discount along with complementary addition five-year warranty package.

Discounts vary from city to city and depend on availability. Please check with your dealer for exact discounts.

Also see:

Every new SUV on discount this festive season

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