By the end FY 2016-17, some car dealerships are offering large discounts and benefits to get rid of discontinued and unsold 2017 models. Despite the model year is outdated, the size of the discount makes these models worth. This is a good chance for those who seek discounts to afford the premium and mid-level cars.
The German car maker Audi is offering discounts of up to Rs 10 lakh on the A6 and Rs 8 lakh on the A3 sedan which is a rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLA. A6 compete with Mercedes E-class in the market. The next-gen A6, displayed at 2018 Geneva motor show is expected to launch in India by 2019.
The BMW’s 740Li Pure Design Excellence petrol which retails for Rs. 1.28 crore gets a discount of Rs. 12.5 lakh and the 320d Prestige, which is priced at Rs 37.8 lakh get a discount worth Rs. 9 lakh. The 740Li is available with a 3.0-litre, in-line, six-cylinder engine that makes 326hp and 450Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The 320d gets a 190hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Ford is offering a discount of Rs. 1.15 lakh for discontinued pre-facelift EcoSport which had a starting price of Rs. 7.76 lakh. The Endeavour SUV, which is priced at Rs. 26.02 lakh is offered with a discount of Rs. 1.75 lakh. The pre-facelift EcoSport is available in 3 variants, 112hp, 1.5-litre petrol, a 125hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, and a 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel. All motors were mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The Endeavour SUV gets a 160hp, 2.2-litre diesel and 200hp, 3.2-litre diesel with four-wheel drive.
The discontinued pre face-lift i20 hatchback is offered with benefits of up to Rs 1 lakh. i20 was retailed at price of Rs. 5.25 lakh with an 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol, a 100hp, 1.4-litre petrol, and a 90hp, 1.4-litre diesel engine. The new i20, launched at the 2018 Auto Expo, comes with a CVT automatic in the 1.2-litre petrol.
The mid-sized sedan Ciaz available with discounts of up to Rs 1.2 lakh. Ciaz is powered by either a 92hp, 1.4-litre petrol engine or a Fiat-sourced 90hp, 1.3-litre diesel. Price for Ciaz start at Rs. 8.04 lakh.
The pre-facelift model of Mercedes S-class, which is priced at a starting of Rs 1.33 crore, is now available with benefits of up to Rs 12 lakh. It gets with a 333hp, 3.0-litre V6 petrol and 258hp diesel engine. The new face-lift model of S-class with new 3.0-liter, six-cylinder diesel engine was displayed at 2018 Auto Expo.
The Skoda Superb is available with discounts of up to Rs. 1.5 lakh. It gets with a 1.8-litre petrol engine and a 177hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine. Skoda Superb competes with Honda Accord and Toyota Camry in the market. And its price starts from Rs. 25.12 lakh.
Discounts vary depending on each dealership and availability. It’s better to check with the dealership close to you for exact discounts. All the prices we gave are based on the Delhi ex-showroom.