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BS4 Cars Discounts & Offers in India | Droom Discovery

The Indian Government is regulating implementation of BS6 emission norms from the 1st of April 2020 for all the vehicles. It will apply to both petrol as well as diesel models. That means you won’t be able to register any BS4 car or bike post the deadline and automakers are keen to clear their existing BS4 vehicles inventory. As a result, automobile brands are offering bumper offers on their various products but the discount rates vary from dealer to dealer. Below is a complete list of discounts being offered currently by the manufacturers in the country.

Next-Gen Hyundai Creta BS6 in India

Vehicle launches are one of the most awaited events in the Automobile industry and 2020 will be the year when Hyundai makes its presence felt again in the compact SUV segment. All-New Hyundai Creta is getting launched today and it’s one of the most anticipated launches in recent years.Though the launch was supposed to be held on the 17th of March 2020, but due to Coronavirus the event got pre-poned to the 16th of March.  It’s predecessor Hyundai Creta had clocked good sales and had sold over 5 lakh units since its debut way back in 2014. All- New Hyundai Creta is BS6 compliant and will come equipped with 3 powertrain options. Available in petrol and diesel variants, Next Gen Hyundai Creta will offer a new 1.5 l MPi (BS6) Petrol (6MT/ IVT); new 1.5 l U2 VGT (BS6) Diesel (6MT/ 6AT) and a new 1.4 l Kappa Turbo GDi (BS6) Petrol (7DCT). 

Maruti Suzuki Manesar Plant Granted Permission to Resume Work

Maruti Suzuki has been granted permission by the Haryana state government to restart work at its Manesar production facility on a single shift basis. The company has two manufacturing units in Haryana in Manesar and Gurgaon. The permission to resume work at Manesar plant has geen granted as it is outside the limits of Gurugram Municipal Corporation. However, the company's official spokesperson said that the decision regarding the resumption of production has not been taken yet. The production was suspended at Maruti's both plants exactly one month ago due to COVID-19.

Kia Sonet to Have a Different Name for India?

Kia Motors has been working on the Sonet sub-compact SUV, which will be its third product in the Indian market. But there is a bit of disappointing news now for the South-Korean automaker as the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion which falls under the Ministry of Industry & Commerce of the Government of India has rejected the 'Sonet' moniker. The company had originally submitted three applications with different names which were Sonet, Kia Sonet and Sonet Concept. Though, we haven't been able to find out the exact reason behind the objection in 'Sonet' moniker.

Nex-Gen Hyundai Creta BS6 VS BS4 Differences

While the 2020 new-gen Hyundai Creta is launched today at an introductory price of Rs 9.99 lakhs - Rs 17.20 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom), Hyundai has announced massive discounts on the BS4 model. The BS4 model that was priced between Rs 9.99-15.72 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom) is now being offered with a total discount of Rs 1.50 Lakhs. The second-gen SUV comes with BS6 compliant engines along with substantial cosmetic updates. While these changes do make the BS6 model enticing but the question is whether you should wait for the new model or go for the present model which is up for grabs at a huge discount. Here’s how the BS6 Hyundai Creta differs from the BS4 model.

New Honda City Price in India

New Honda City 2020 launch is one of the much-awaited events in the Indian automobile industry but it has hit a stumbling block due to the ongoing Coronavirus impact. Honda Cars India had planned a media drive in Goa to showcase the New Honda City 2020 but the Coronavirus epidemic has put water to this plan. As per the media reports streaming in, the launch of the new-gen Honda City can be expected in April 2020. The new sedan was recently spotted testing without camouflage on the Indian roads. It was first launched in Thailand last year. Honda City locks horns with the Toyota Yaris, Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna while being offered in three variants V, VX, and ZX, with CVT options for all three trims. 

Hyundai Creta BS6 Launched in India

Hyundai India has finally launched the highly anticipated 2020 new-gen Hyundai Creta BS6 at a starting price of Rs 9.99 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. It has crossed the 14000+ booking mark with its launch today, with 50 per cent being for BS6 diesel variants. Being showcased at the Auto Expo last month, it has been introduced in both petrol and diesel fuel trims with BS6 compliant engines. The 2020 new-gen Hyundai Creta BS6 has already raked in over 14,000 bookings with more than 50 per cent of buyers opting for diesel variants. Being originally launched in 2015 and with nearly 4.67 Lakh units sold till date, Hyundai Creta launching in India will give nightmares to the likes of Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, MG Hector and Jeep Compass in the Indian market.

2020 Hyundai Creta vs Jeep Compass Price

The bold exterior and the new masculine stance set the Second-Generation Creta apart from the other SUV on the road. On the other hand, the Jeep Compass is a perfect blend of athletic styling and sweeping curves. Take a look at this article to see how we pit two fiercely competing SUV's, the Jeep Compass against its rival in the next-gen avatar, the Hyundai Creta.

Volkswagen T-Roc Launched in India

Volkswagen India has launched the T-Roc SUV today at an introductory price of Rs 19.99 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom) in the country. It is the company’s second SUV launch in India. Volkswagen T-Roc launch took place digitally due to the current coronavirus outbreak. Showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo last month, the premium midsize SUV has been introduced in the petrol trim with a BS6 compliant engine. It will compete against the likes of Jeep Compass, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta and Tata Harrier. VW T-Roc has been imported to India via the CBU route under the 2500 cars import rule. The bookings for the SUV had already commenced in February and It has raked in over 500 bookings so far.

Nissan New Compact SUV Price

Stricter BS6 Emission norms will be enforced from 1st April 2020 in India for regulating the toxic air pollution caused by vehicles. Automobile companies are actively launching BS6 compliant vehicles while offering heavy discounts on unsold BS4 vehicles. Nissan India is offering discounts on selected BS4 models to clear their unsold inventory before the sale and purchase of BS4 becomes illegal post 1st April 2020. The company through its dealerships is selling out unsold BS4 vehicles but to the surprise of many, haven’t launched any BS6 compliant models in India so far. 

New 2021 Hyundai Elantra Launched in India

The all-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been officially unveiled in Hollywood  with deliveries starting next month in South Korea. The India launch though will take place somewhere around second half of 2021. Though, America would get it a bit earlier than India, i.e. around Q4 2020. Being codenamed as Hyundai CN7, the seventh-gen Elantra will be introduced in a hybrid avatar for the first time. It gets several cosmetic updates to the exterior while coming with a plethora of new tech connectivity features.

2020 Hyundai Verna Facelift Details Revealed

Hyundai India is all set to launch the country's first fully connected mid-size sedan - the spirited new Verna - in the last week of March. Recently, the exteriors and interiors details of the ‘New Spirited Hyundai Verna’ have been revealed ahead of its launch. The mid-sized sedan comes with several aggressive updates to the exterior and a plethora of segment-first interior features. It comes with BS6 compliant powertrains that deliver superior power and performance. The new Verna Facelift will compete against the likes of Next-Gen Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, VW Vento and Toyota Yarris.

Most Popular Motorcycles in 2020 Between Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000

India is one of the biggest two-wheeler markets in the world. A major chunk of the population are buyers who prefer the budget-centric motorcycles. Due to this reason, motorcycle manufacturers have been manufacturing affordable yet sporty bikes in India. With the passage of time, even the most affordable bikes in India have now started to come up with features and design that were earlier restricted to the expensive lot. Keeping customer preference in mind, here is the list of the 'Top 5 Motorcycles that you can buy in India for less than Rs 50,000 (ex-showroom).

All-New Tata Goshaq Sub 4-Metre Sedan in Works | Droom Discovery

Tata Motors has been working on a plethora of new cars and SUVs for the Indian market. The company even showcased some of its future products at the 2020 Auto Expo which included the likes of Gravitas 7-seater SUV, Tigor EV and H2X micro-SUV. However, our friends at Team-BHP have learnt that the company has also begun work on a new sub 4-meter sedan which could be christened as Tata Goshaq. It is further learnt that Tata Goshaq sub-compact sedan would be based on the Agile, Light, Flexible and Advanced (ALFA) architecture.

Official : Maruti Alto K10 Discontinued in India | Droom Discovery

Maruti Suzuki has officially discontinued the Alto K10 hatchback in the Indian market post the implementation of BS6 emission norms from April 1, 2020. The company's website no longer shows the Alto K10. Though, Maruti has already updated the Alto 800 with a BS6 compliant 796cc 3-cylinder petrol engine which delivers top power and peak torque of 47bhp and 69Nm, respectively. Maruti Alto 800 is priced between Rs 2.99-3.58 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi).

Xiaomi Unveils Himo Z16 Foldable Electric Bicycle

We are sure all of you are well aware of Xiaomi Smartphones as it has a wide range of models not only across the Indian market but also globally. But, now the brand has also introduced a new Himo Z16 Foldable Electric Bicycle at the Youpin crowdfunding platform. It might not reach any other country than China in the initial stages of its production. The new iteration of Himo Z16 resembles the older version of the electric bicycle but it gets pedals for continuing the ride when the battery runs out of power which were missing till now.

High-Performance Volkswagen T-Roc R Considered for India

Volkswagen India had launched the T-Roc SUV on March 19, 2020 at an introductory price of Rs 19.99 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom) in the country. Being sold as a CBU, the deliveries of the SUV started a few days back. Now, it is being learnt that Volkswagen is contemplating the launch of a high-performance T-Roc 'R' version of the SUV for the Indian market. Though, it could come with a different name in India like Volkswagen T-Roc GT as the 'GT' word is quite popular in India with VW models such as Polo and Vento instead of the R.

Mahindra Alturas BS6 Launched at Rs 28.69 Lakhs

Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the BS6 Alturas SUV at a sticker price of Rs 28.69 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom) in the Indian market. It has been offered in two trim levels: 2WD and 4WD. The BS6 compliant model is nearly Rs 1 Lakh expensive than the BS4 iteration. The company had also launched the BS6 compliant version of its two SUVs - Scorpio and XUV500 - earlier today. The BS6 Mahindra Alturas will take on the likes of BS6 Ford Endeavour and BS6 Toyota Fortuner while Isuzu is yet to update the MU-X with a BS6 compliant engine.

Skoda Karoq Colors Revealed Ahead of Launch | Droom Discovery

Skoda India had started taking orders for the Karoq SUV in March with deliveries promised from May 6, 2020. However, the deliveries have been postponed now for the time being due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Ahead of the official launch, the color options for the new SUV have been leaked online. Skoda Karoq, on the lines of elder sibling Kodiaq, is also expected to be offered in a fully-loaded single trim. Underpinning the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform as the VW T-Roc, It will take on the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson in the Indian market.

BS6 Nissan Kicks Facelift Brochure Leaked; Specification and Mileage Revealed | Droom Discovery

Nissan India debuted their mid-size SUV, Kicks in January 2019. Now it is all set to launch the updated BS6 version of the Kicks compact SUV. Recently, the brochure of BS6 Nissan Kicks Facelift was leaked online in the form of a YouTube video. The leaked information suggests that the BS6 version will get several feature addition in terms of equipment and mechanical over its BS4 counterpart. The new Nissan Kicks Facelift will not be available in the diesel variant. Bookings of 2020 Nissan Kicks Facelift is likely to commence on May 15th and the launch is expected to take place towards the end of the month.

Maruti, Hyundai, Mahindra & MG Report Zero Sales in April 2020 | Droom Discovery

India has been under a Coronavirus lockdown since March 25 and the Union Government yesterday announced an extension of two more weeks till May 17, 2020. So, all the two-wheeler and four-wheeler dealerships were closed for the whole month of April. Hence, for the first time in history, several autogiants such as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra etc. among others have reported zero domestic sales. Though, the companies exported a few units to global markets but they could not sell even one unit in the country due to the lockdown imposed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, India.

Next-Gen Hyundai Creta crosses 20,000 bookings in India | Droom Discovery

The All-New Hyundai Creta has created a buzz among everyone with its launch. Hyundai had already received 14,000 pre-bookings for the Next-Generation Creta ahead of its official launch. Now after almost 2 months from it launch, it is being speculated that the company has received almost 20,000 bookings for this compact SUV. According to a media report, Hyundai dispatched 6,703 units of 2020 Creta to the dealerships ahead of the lockdown. Even amidst these testing times, the Next Generation Hyundai Creta is creating quite a buzz. With so many prospective customers inquiring about the SUV, Hyundai aims to dispatch over 10,000 units per month to its dealers across the nation. Deliveries of this vehicle will commence post lockdown.

2020 Indian FTR 750 Unveiled; India Launch Soon | Droom Discovery

Indian Motorcycle, the iconic American motorcycle brand, has globally unveiled the 2020 FTR Carbon. Being inspired by the championship-winning flat-tracker Indian F750, it has been listed on the company's official website in India as well, which indicates that it will also be launched in the country. Though, it is not known yet when it will be launched and what would be the launch price. The 2020 Indian FTR Carbon gets an exclusive ‘FTR Carbon’ branded centre console plate.

Datsun Go and Go+ BS6 Revealed on Official Website | Droom Discovery

Indian Automotive Industry is making a transition from the BS4 to a far more stringent BS6 Emission Norms. Automotive companies in India had just 3 years to prepare themselves for the new BS6 era. Most of the automotive brand's have already launched BS6 compliant vehicles in the Indian market with the exception of Datsun. Today, Datsun silently listed the BS6 versions of Go and Go+ on its official website in India.  The listing covers everything about the vehicles like the features, variants and the specifications. Japanese Automaker hasn’t revealed the prices for their cars on the official website so far. Go and Go + will be sold in five variants - D, A, A (O), T and T (O) in the Indian market. 

Top 5 Scooters With Connected Technology in India | Droom Discovery

TVS became the first two-wheeler manufacturer in the country to launch a scooter with Bluetooth connectivity. Following the trend, other two-wheeler manufacturers jumped onto the bandwagon and launched their own Bluetooth-enabled scooter.