PRICE DROP ON TATA CARS AND SUVS

Until the arrival of the Altroz, the Tata Bolt was the carmaker’s large hatchback. The Bolt rivals the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Maruti Suzuki Swift. Offered with the choice of a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol or the ubiquitous Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine, the Bolt is being offered with benefits of up to Rs 65,000; with cars from the 2018 model years being offered with additional discounts of up to Rs 20,000. The Bolt’s compact sedan sibling, the Tata Zest sits above the newer Tigor in the company’s line-up as a direct rival to the range of compact sedans offered by the likes of Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Volkswagen and Honda. Offered with the same set of engines as the Bolt, the Zest is also available with discounts of up to Rs 65,000.

The 2018 model, subject to availability, gets additional benefits of up Rs 20,000 over and above the benefits offered for the MY2019 compact sedan. The Tiago’s compact sedan sibling, the Tata Tigor, is positioned half a segment below other compact sedans and offered with a choice of petrol and diesel engine options. Customers can avail benefits of up to Rs 55,000 for the current model year Tigor with MY2018 model car offered with additional benefits worth Rs 20,000. Tata is currently readying a second facelift for its compact sedan which will bring in tweaked styling and, more importantly, a BS-VI-compliant petrol engine. The facelift is expected to arrive later this year.

The Tata Hexa is a rival to the likes of the Toyota Innova Crysta and is currently the most expensive model in the manufacturer’s portfolio. The Hexa is offered in either six- or seven-seat configuration with a diesel engine in two states of tune. The Hexa crossover is being offered with discounts of up to Rs 55,000 in the month of May. 2018 models can be had with benefits of up to Rs 20,000 over and above those offered on the MY2019 examples. The Tata Safari Storme currently sits as one of the oldest models available in Tata’s range. Having received multiple updates and facelifts to keep it fresh over the years, the ageing SUV is powered by Tata’s 2.2-litre Varicor diesel engine in two states of tune, paired with either a 5-speed or 6-speed manual transmission, depending on the tune.

The Safari Storme can be had with benefits of up to Rs 50,000. Dealerships are offering older Safari Storme models with additional benefits of up to Rs 20,000, depending on their availability. Tata’s entry into the highly competitive compact SUV segment, the Tata Nexon is being offered with benefits of up to Rs 40,000 for MY2019 cars with previous-year examples getting further discounts of up to Rs 20,000. The Nexon is offered with a choice of turbocharged petrol and diesel engine options; and the latter is being offered with the option of an AMT gearbox.

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