Nissan Group has just announced a price hike across its Nissan and Datsun range. The prices of Nissan and Datsun models will go by up by Rs 15,000 starting January 1, 2018. It is not just Nissan but other manufacturers too, who have announced price hikes across their model range starting 2018. Renault will increase the prices of its car by 3 percent starting January 2018. Mahindra will also make its Scorpio and XUV500 see a price increase starting the same time. Volkswagen had also announced a few days back that the prices on its car models will go up by Rs 20,000 and this revision may vary model to model. Commenting on the price hike on Nissan and Datsun range, Jerome Saigot, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. said, “With the rise in input and manufacturing costs, Nissan has decided for a price hike across all Nissan and Datsun models with effect from January 1, 2018. The revised pricing will help us to optimize our manufacturing efficiencies and continue to serve our customers pan India.”
On the contrary, several automakers have dipped the prices of their vehicles at the start of December in order to clear the year-end stocks. The companies usually drop the prices of their vehicles at the end of the year as most customers in India prefer to buy a new model year car instead of an older one by waiting just a month more. However, when we spoke to a few dealers in Delhi NCR, they shared a solution with us that offers the two benefits to the buyer.
This means that if you wish to opt for a 2018 car model but at the same time, want year-end discounts, the dealer will make this possible for you. The car dealership from where you are purchasing the car can give you an option of getting your car registered for the next year while doing the billing for December. However, in case the RTO increases the taxes for the next year, the extra costs have to be bear by the customer only.