GST effect: Tata Hexa now cheaper by up to Rs 2.17 lakh
Following the implementation of the Good and Services Tax (GST), Tata Motors has announced price revisions across its entire product range. The good news for prospective buyers is that prices have been slashed across the board with reductions ranging from Rs 3,300 to Rs 2.17 lakh on ex-showroom prices.
While the revised model- and trim-wise pricing is yet to be finalised, prices are expected to be down by as much as 12 percent. Autocar India has learnt the Hexa will now be cheaper to the tune of Rs 1.04 lakh to Rs 2.17 lakh, depending on variant. Prior to GST, Hexa prices ranged from Rs 11.99 lakh to Rs 17.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The price revision is sure to give a fillip to the big crossover’s sales.
Tata has also cut prices of its Tiago hatchback that only recently crossed the 1 lakh bookings milestone. The Tiago will be cheaper by Rs 9,400-52,000 which is a massive reduction on an already value-for-money product. For reference, the Tiago cost between Rs 3.30 lakh and Rs 5.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) prior to the implementation of GST.
The newly launched Tigor compact sedan has also benefited from the price revision. Prices are down from Rs 11,000-60,000. Pre-GST, the compact sedan’s prices ranged from Rs 4.70-7.09 lakh. The Tigor was already the most affordable of all compact sedans on offer and with the price cuts, the difference to models like the new Maruti Dzire will only grow larger still.
Like many other carmakers in India, Tata Motors reported a dip in sales in June in the run-up to the implementation of GST as buyers preferred to hold off purchases. With the carmaker slashing prices the way it has, potential buyers are sure to feel their gamble paid off.