It's the first month of the new Financial year and you've got that raise you were hoping for. Is it time for a new hatchback? If yes, here are the ten best deals on offer this month
April brings with it steady discounts that will not catch your attention too much if you aren’t very selective. But the right deal is up for grabs as the new Financial year kicks in. We’ve found out the ten best running deals on hatchbacks in April. Take a look.
The cheapest car in the world is also the most discounted in the month of April. You get Rs 47,000 on the Tata Nano but only for the CNG eMax variants. It clearly proves that the Twist is the more popular one because of the power steering as it is available with discounts worth only Rs 12,000. This deal is also the same as the one on offer last month.
It is the last few months to grab the Vista. Although it will be on sale once the Bolt is launched, we expect demand to drop considerably. As is, the Vista isn’t a very popular hatchback and isn’t an easy sell for the dealer. That’s the reason it is being offered with Rs 45,500 worth of discounts and offers, Rs 30,000 of which is a cash discount. This also is a recurring offer so expect to get it beyond the month of April as well.
A regular entrant on our list is the Alto 800. We wonder why Maruti doesn’t reduce the prices officially and make it a more value proposition than it is now. Rs 42,000 off on a sub Rs 3-lakh car does make it a tempting deal for the first time car buyer.
Another frequent visitor in our discounts page is the Maruti Wagon R. It is cheaper than the Stingray and gets a better discount as well, making it a very good deal. Since mechanically, the two cars are the same, if you don’t weigh styling too high up your buying decision, it’s a very sensible buy.
The Beat comes in 5th on our list of most discounted cars this month. Offers range between Rs 38,000 to Rs 43,000 depending on the variant. It’s got a facelift recently but in this crowded segment, the Beat is finding it hard to compete. The good news for Chevrolet is the discounts have reduced. Since a majority of it is taken out from the exchange bonus, we suggest you sell your old car elsewhere before buying a new Beat.
Like the Beat, Ford has reduced discounts on the Figo from last month as well. Now the offer ranges between Rs 35,000 to Rs 43,000 but despite the reduction in discounts, the Figo is quite a value proposition.
While the Duster is doing very well for Renault, its badge engineered Pulse, based on the Nissan Micra, isn’t. To give it that extra push at the dealership, Renault is giving offers worth Rs 33,000-41,000. It still isn’t as much as last month indicating that manufacturers have reduced discounts this month.
The Ritz is flat Rs 37,000 discount across all variants. This includes a cash discount worth Rs 20,000, an exchange bonus of Rs 15,000 and a small corporate discount of Rs 2,000. Discounts for the Ritz has increased since about two months ago when it was around the Rs 22,000 mark.
The i20 is up for a refresh towards the end of the year so the new i20 has to hold fort till then. It’s still a popular car but faces stiff competition from the compact car segment. With the Xcent launched, it eats into the i20’s market share as the price points are closer. As a result, the i20 gets a good Rs 33,000 discount in April.
The Sail U-Va gets a Rs 30,000 discount. It is still a fringe player in the hotly contested hatchback segment despite it being good value for money. The Chinese upbringing sure doesn’t go well with Indian car buyers. Despite that the discount isn’t too good as half of it is taken up by the exchange bonus, and we know well that this isn’t too tempting an offer.
Note: Above mentioned deals are available in Delhi. It may vary from city to city. Be at your haggling best when you step into a showroom and you might land an offer that's better than the ones mentioned here.