After the Supreme Court's ban on sale and registration of BS III vehicles from 1st April, vehicle makers were left with a shade under 9 lakh vehicles in stock. With most of them not upgradeable to BS IV norms, companies are now selling these vehicles at heavily discounted prices. Today, 31st March, however, is the only day when you can buy these four-wheelers and two-wheelers. Tomorrow onwards, no BS III vehicles will be registered. You also need to ensure that you have proof of the sale transaction taking place on or before 31st March, else the vehicle won't get registered anywhere in the country.
While most manufacturers with BS III vehicles in stock are offering discounts, some companies and some dealerships are giving out offers that make even the Diwali offers seem like change! Here's what you can buy for how much and where.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has a sizeable stock of BS III vehicles and hence the company is offering discounts in most parts of the country. While in general, HMSI is offering discounts up to Rs 22,000 on some vehicles, a few dealerships are offering much higher discounts. Even the country's leading scooter, Activa is selling at a discount of Rs 15,000. The Navi can be bought for just about Rs 30,000 now and that too on-road. Similarly, even the larger CBR 250 and 150 are being offered with heavy discounts. Some reports and dealer price-lists circulating on social media are also claiming that the Navi is being offered free with the CBR 250 and 150!
Hero MotoCorp too is offering big discounts on its BS III scooters and motorcycles. Some dealers are offering up to Rs 12,500 of discount on Duet, Maestro Edge, Super Splendor and Glamour.
TVS Motor and its dealers to are left with a fair bit of BS III vehicles' stock and they too are offering lucrative discounts. TVS dealers are offering a maximum discount of up to Rs 20,150 on select models. This, however, is what they're sharing even through commercials. A visit to your nearest dealer might get you, even more, discount, depending upon the amount of stock that dealer has. TVS dealers too are offering discounts across the range, right from the XL100 to the flagship motorcycle Apache RTR.
Mahindra dealers too are offering heavy discounts on vehicles such as Bolero, Thar and Scorpio Getaway along with Bolero Maxitruck. The BS III Thar is being sold at a discount of Rs 76,000, while the Scorpio Getaway has lost Rs 90,000 off its sticker price. Even the Bolero is being offered at a discount of Rs 90,000.
These discounted prices are only applicable for today and many dealerships will remain open until midnight in order to get rid of as much stock as possible. As the day progresses, dealers with higher stocks might start offering, even more, discounts on top of what we just shared. This, however, will need to be checked individually and just chasing this idea could also result in losing a chance to buy a discounted vehicle altogether.
We wish you all happy buying but please ensure you get all document and invoices with today's date. Any vehicles without proof of the purchase being made before 1st April will not be registered, making the vehicle useless for anyone.