The Goods and Services Tax has come in as a welcoming move for the car manufacturers in India. While car prices have been revised across segments save for hybrids, SUVs have benefitted hugely form the new tax regime. Here are the 10 models that have witnessed massive price cut post GST.
Maruti S-Cross - Maruti’s compact SUV, S-Cross is now cheaper by up to Rs 1.03 lakh. The S-Cross carline is currently offered with two engine choices including 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre units with power outputs of 89bhp and 118bhp respectively. While a facelift version is underway, the recent price cut could work in favour of the SUV.
Tata Hexa - Prices of Tata Motors’ new SUV, Hexa have been dropped by up to Rs 1.18 lakh. Competing with the likes of Toyota Innova Crysta and Mahindra XUV500, it comes with the 154bhp, 2.2-litre Varicor engine in MT & AT options.
Volkswagen Tiguan - The new Volkswagen Tiguan sees drop in price by up to Rs 1.48 lakh. Featuring five-seat layout on the inside, Tiguan rivals Mercedes GLA and BMW X1 in the segment. Powered by the 141bhp, 2.0-litre engine, it gets a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
Hyundai Creta - Setting the cash registers ringing from the time of its launch in 2015, Creta is hands down the most popular choice in the segment. The Hyundai Creta carline is now cheaper by up to Rs 1.70 lakh. With multiple engine choices in petrol and diesel guise, Creta comes in AT and MT variants.
Renault Duster - This French offering is readying for a generation change sometime next year or in 2019. While for now, it can benefit from the whopping price cut that ranges up to Rs 1.71 lakh. The all-new Duster will have a global unveil soon before it comes to India.
Tata Safari Storme - The longstanding model from the home-grown automaker has witnessed decline in prices by up to Rs 1.79 lakh. Using the 2.2-litre engine that, 154bhp and 400Nm, Storme is offered with 2WD & 4WD options.
Mahindra XUV500 - The bigger SUVs have benefitted more from the GST, resulting is massive price reduction. Mahindra’s flagship model has witnessed a sharp drop in price that ranges up to Rs 2.64 lakh. Currently, the SUV is offered with a 2.2-litre, 140bhp diesel engine in MT and AT trims.
Hyundai Tucson - Hyundai recently launched Tucson in India in 5-seat option and with the recent decline in prices of up to Rs 2.9 lakh (diesel version), it has a brighter chance of roping in more numbers. Just so you know, the Tucson carline uses a 2.0-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre oil burner.
Toyota Fortuner - The segment leader Fortuner will further profit from the revised rates, raking in more sales for Toyota. Available in petrol and diesel engines, the second-generation Fortuner gets a massive price cut of up to Rs 3.26 lakh.
Ford Endeavour - With a transformed look and more upmarket cabin, Ford Endeavour come back with a vengeance. While the carmaker is expected to give it another dose of update in the coming months, the SUV gets cheaper by Rs 3.47 lakh post GST.