If you have waited all this while to buy a car, you’re in luck. GST, the term so widely spoken about since the last few months has finally been rolled out. While it’s affected a lot of businesses, it has majorly affected the car industry too. There was a lot of speculation about prices increasing, decreasing across different segment of cars leading to a lot of confusion. Here’s the list of cars whose prices have been affected.
Let’s talk about the categories first. Under GST, there will be four main vehicle categories – small cars, large cars, electric vehicles and hybrids. Most vehicle categories will fall under a standard 28 percent tax rate, along with a provision to separately levy an additional variable cess on any category. The automobile sector is unlikely to see any major dip in demand, considering there has been a reduction in taxation across the board with the drop ranging from 2.25 to 12 percent, depending on the vehicle category. However, it still remains to be seen whether passenger vehicle manufacturers will pass on the entire benefit of this overall drop in taxation rate to customers. Below is the list of cars whose prices have been affected. Now these are approximate prices and it might vary at dealerships.
Small cars are easily the biggest and most popular segment in India and its Maruti Suzuki that leads the pack here. Cars like the Alto, Wagon R, Swift, DZire, Celerio, Ignis, Vitara Brezza, Baleno, Eeco and Omni have got price cuts between Rs. 5000 to Rs. 22000.
Maruti’s premium sedan, the Ciaz (petrol) has got a price cut of around Rs. 7000 – 40000 depending on the variants.
Small cars from Hyundai like the Eon, Grand i10, Elite i20, Xcent and the i20 Active are now cheaper by around Rs. 8000 to Rs. 24,000.
The sedans which include the Verna and the Elantra are cheaper by Rs. 27,000 to Rs. 70,000.
Hyundai’s popular SUV’s, namely the Creta, Tucson and the Santa Fe are now cheaper by Rs. 1 lakh to 2.5 lakh.
Prices for Tata’s small car bunch, the Nano, Tiago, Tigor, Zest, Bolt, Indica and the Indigo are down by about Rs. 5000 to 21,000.
The Sumo, Safari and the Hexa get bigger cuts and will now be more affordable by Rs. 80,000 to 1.60 lakh.
Honda Cars India
The Brio, Jazz, Amaze and WR-V prices are down by Rs. 11,000 – 24,000 while the City and CR-V prices are cut by Rs. 31,000 and 2.30 lakh respectively.
Toyota Kirloskar Motors
Prices for the Etios and the Corolla are down by Rs. 13,500 to Rs. 57,000, while the ever popular Fortuner and the Land Cruiser prices are down by a whopping Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 10.50 lakh.
Mahindra and Mahindra
The KUV100, TUV300, Verito Vibe have seen cuts ranging from Rs. 11,000 to Rs. 36,000.
Renaults compacts, the Kwid and the Pulse get price cuts from Rs. 6000 to Rs. 17,000. The Duster is now cheaper by up to Rs. 1 lakh.
The Micra and the Micra Active are now cheaper by up to Rs. 11,000 while the Sunny is now cheaper by up to Rs. 32,500. The Terrano SUV as expected gets the biggest price cut of Rs. 1.20 lakh.
The Polo, Ameo and Polo GT are now cheaper by up to Rs. 13,000- to Rs. 22,000. The sedans like the Vento and the Jetta get benefits from up to Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 75,000.
The newly launched Tiguan SUV is also cheaper by Rs. 3.30 lakh making it better value.
The Figo, Aspire, EcoSport get benefits ranging from Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 13,000. The Endeavour is a whopping Rs. 2.70 lakh cheaper.
Isuzu’s sole SUV, the MU-X is now cheaper by Rs. 3 lakh.
Mercedes-Benz has seen price cuts ranging between 1.25 lakh to Rs. 7 lakh across its range.
The BMW range is now cheaper across the range from Rs 1 lakh to 4 lakh.
Like BMW, the Audi range is also cheaper by up to Rs 1 – 4 lakh.
The XE, XF and XJ can now be had with price cuts ranging from Rs. 3.25 lak to Rs. 6 lakh.