​ Luxury cars and SUVs witness major discounts before GST, here’s how much lesser your next dream car costs

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be implemented on cars starting 1st July 2017, however, potential buyers can avail these benefits from select manufacturers even now. Here is a list of the car-makers offering GST benefit on their products.

By: | Updated: June 1, 2017 7:55 PM

While the GST may not have made small cars cheaper, if you are in the market for a luxury saloon or an SUV there is cause for celebration following a slew of announcements across SUV and luxury car manufacturers announcing huge discounts on most of their products. The GST, which stands for Goods and Services Tax will bring in a standard tax of 28% on all vehicles aside from a few additional cess fees. The rate of cess to be levied is yet to be decided, but a whole host of manufacturers have announced some seriously significant discounts. The reason for luxury cars getting cheaper post GST is that the total taxation on these vehicles will come down from the previous figure of around 55%

Here’s a list of manufacturers to announce discounts before GST implementation:

MERCEDES


First in line to announce discounts was Mercedes-Benz, who announced heavy discounts on their locally assembled models. The extensive list of models will include the CLA, GLA, GLC, GLE and GLS, C-Class, E-Class, S -Class and Maybach S 500. The discounts will range from a sizeable 1.4 lakh on the CLA and go all the way up to 7 lakh on the top-of-the-line Maybach S500. Aside from this, the company has also said that there will be a  discount announcement for the CBU units in the near future once a strategy is in place.

JAGUAR-LAND ROVER


Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) soon followed suit slashing prices by up to 10.9 lakh effective immediately. What this means in numbers is that the Jaguar XE will be cheaper in the range of Rs 2 lakh to 5.7 lakh. The discounts could go even higher in the case of the Jaguar XJ between Rs 4-10.9 lakh. Land Rover’s Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque could see price cuts to the tune of 7.5 lakhs and a minimum discount of Rs 3.3 lakh.


ISUZU
Also on the list to capitalise on the GST discount module, Isuzu announced discounts on both the D-Max and the V-cross. The Isuzu MU-X is now available with a benefit of up to Rs 1.5 lakh on ex-showroom price. It was earlier priced at Rs 23.9 lakh and Rs 25.9 lakh for the 4X2 and 4X2 variants.

Also on the list to capitalise on the GST discount module, Isuzu announced discounts on both the D-Max and the V-cross. The Isuzu MU-X is now available with a benefit of up to Rs 1.5 lakh on ex-showroom price. It was earlier priced at Rs 23.9 lakh and Rs 25.9 lakh for the 4X2 and 4X2 variants.
The five-seater SUV now carries a price tag of Rs 22.4 lakh for the 4X2 and Rs 24.4 lakh for the 4X4 AT versions. Both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. The car manufacturer is also offering discount benefits on its V-Cross model. It was earlier priced at Rs 13.3 lakh and after application of discount, it would be priced at Rs 12.7 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.

FORD


Interestingly, Ford who was expected to be under the sufferer's list for GST has also announced a discount on three of its models. Ford will scrub 30,000 on the cost of its EcoSport compact SUV. The Aspire and Figo will also get Rs 30,000 off their ex-showroom tags.

Interestingly, Ford who was expected to be under the sufferer's list for GST has also announced a discount on three of its models. Ford will scrub 30,000 on the cost of its EcoSport compact SUV. The Aspire and Figo will also get Rs 30,000 off their ex-showroom tags.

BMW


BMW India too has announced pre-GST benefits on its Facebook page, although it isn't clear what offers apply to each model. The company is offering a 7.90 % interest rate along with complimentary service, maintenance and insurance. The post states preponed GST benefits in addition to the mentioned ones. Nonetheless, the value of these benefits would also run beyond the scope of a couple of lakh Rupees, making the model range more lucrative.

BMW India too has announced pre-GST benefits on its Facebook page, although it isn't clear what offers apply to each model. The company is offering a 7.90 % interest rate along with complimentary service, maintenance and insurance. The post states preponed GST benefits in addition to the mentioned ones. Nonetheless, the value of these benefits would also run beyond the scope of a couple of lakh Rupees, making the model range more lucrative.

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    Santosh
    Jun 1, 2017 at 6:53 pm
    What about Mahindra ?
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