Just like rest of the Indian carmakers, Maruti Suzuki has been facing some hardships due to the sales slowdown for many months now. While this year's festive season did bring some relief to the country's largest-selling carmaker, the overall sales growth has been pretty dismal, which has, in turn, pushed the carmaker to offer some lucrative discounts on models like the Vitara Brezza, Dzire and Swift.
Earlier, Maruti Suzuki announced that it is departing ways with the Diesel engine variants. The decision has been taken owing to fast-dwindling popularity of diesel-powered small cars that makes it unfeasible to invest in upgradation of current motors to achieve BSVI-compliance. However, in recent times, the company has launched the XL6 and the S-Presso to revitalise its sales performance. Now, with only a few months left before the stricter BS-VI emission norms come into action, Maruti Suzuki dealerships are reportedly offering huge discounts to clear the inventory of about-to-be-axed diesel models. Listed below are the discounts that are being offered this month by Maruti Arena dealerships on the Vitara Brezza and diesel variants of the Swift and the Dzire.
Maruti Vitara Brezza - Benefits of up to INR 75,000
Originally launched at the 2016 Auto Expo, the Maruti Vitara Brezza has been one of the most popular sub-compact SUVs around. Earlier, the Brezza used to garner a sale of around 10,000 units per month, despite the lack of petrol option. But with the lack of significant updates, ageing design, and most importantly, the entry of new rivals like the Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Venue, sales have suffered significantly.
The Maruti Vitara Brezza facelift is rumoured to arrive in early 2020. Ahead of the new model's debut, the dealers are offering benefits of up to INR 75,000 on the current model. The benefits offered on the Vitara Brezza comprise both consumer and corporate discounts, along with an exchange bonus. Alongside, the company is offering free five-year/1,00,000km extended warranty plan which has been added to attract even more buyers.
Maruti Vitara Brezza is currently offered only with a 90 PS 1.3-litre diesel engine which comes mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. In other updates, Maruti Suzuki has already started the production of the Vitara Brezza petrol which is expected to make its official debut in early 2020, possibly in March. It is expected to get the same K15 1.5-litre SHVS four-cylinder engine found on Ciaz and the Ertiga.
Maruti Dzire - Benefits of up to INR 65,000
The Maruti Dzire continues to be one of the most popular cars in the Indian market. The Dzire diesel is being offered with benefits worth INR 65,000, which include both consumer and corporate discounts, along with an exchange bonus. It is also available with free five-year extended warranty.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire sources power from a 75 PS, 1.3-litre oil-burner which comes mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT. It is pitted against several other compact sedans in the segment such as Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire and Tata Tigor.
Maruti Suzuki Swift offered with up to INR 60,000 benefits:
The Maruti Swift diesel is currently been offered with benefits of up to INR 60,000. These benefits include cash, corporate and exchange bonuses. Also, like the Dzire and the Vitara Brezza, the Swift too is offered with free five-year extended warranty.
The Swift shares its 75 PS, 1.3-litre oil burner with the Dzire. Also, it comes with the same 5-speed manual and AMT options. It rivals the likes of Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo.
Please note that the offers and discounts mentioned above may vary depending on the dealer location and stock availability, In another news, Maruti Suzuki is reportedly working on a range of BS-VI-compliant diesel products that will make use of a 1.6-litre Diesel engine.
[Source: Autocar India]