Maruti Suzuki will now let you take home a car without buying it

Scheme opened to select few cities for now

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For us Indians, the prospect of getting a car is a big deal. Majorly because one has to buy the vehicle and that involves a significant chunk of money getting tied down as a one-time, long-term investment. Now, however, Maruti Suzuki has launched a scheme which attempts to make this process of procuring a car a lot easier, lighter on the pocket and not necessarily a longstanding affair.

India’s largest carmaker has teamed up with ORIX Auto Infrastructure Services to announce the launch of its Subscribe scheme where car ownership resembles a Netflix subscription. Like the entertainment platform’s business model, customers opting for the Maruti Suzuki Subscribe plan will only have to bear an all-inclusive monthly fee in return of an all-new car. Too good to be true? Read on then.

This fee is said to cover the vehicle’s costs, its insurance expenses, roadside assistance aiding charges and even the maintenance fee with zero down payment and no resale risk. The subscription duration can vary from a year to as much as four years, depending on the customer’s preferences. Post the tenure completion, clients can either extend their subscription duration, upgrade their vehicle or buy the existing car at market price.

Speaking of price, the most affordable subscription example by Maruti is a monthly fee of INR 14,463 (including taxes) which gets you a Swift Lxi (base model) in Delhi for a tenure of 48 months. Even though that rounds up to about INR 6.94 lakhs across the four-year term, one can enjoy the peace of mind of not having to spend another penny on their vehicle.

At the moment, Maruti Suzuki is offering this service only in places like Delhi, NCR (Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurugram) and Bengaluru. However, the automaker is said to expand this scheme across 60 Indian cities over the next two to three years.

The cars available under the Subscribe scheme comprise of models like the Swift, Swift Dzire, Vitara Brezza and Ertiga from Maruti Suzuki ARENA. Premium options like the new Baleno, Ciaz and XL6 from NEXA dealerships are attainable as well.

The rest of the process of selecting the car remains the same. That entails, like a regular customer, Subscribe clients can also opt for their desired trim level as well as the paint scheme. Furthermore, these clients also have an option to equip a white number plate (implying the car getting registered under the customer’s name) or a black number plate where registration goes under Orix.

Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing and Sales) Maruti Suzuki India said, “The comprehensive Maruti Suzuki Subscribe initiative offers customers the multiple advantages and peace of mind from botheration of maintenance costs and insurance renewal. The programme is especially focussed to bring convenience to the individual customers. Besides flexibility of tenure, it offers nil down payment and includes registration costs, insurance and its renewal as well as routine maintenance, Additionally, the roadside assistance service brings total peace of mind to the customers.”

Maruti Suzuki joins the growing list of carmakers offering a similar scheme including the likes of Hyundai, Mahindra and Mahindra and even TATA Motors (only for the Nexon EV, though). Plans like these should encourage buyers to avail personal transportation in these COVID-19 times without the need to shell out a bomb.

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  • This sounds like a lease.

      1 month ago
  • 𝑾𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆:

    𝑾𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚 𝒃𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒃𝒖𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝑮𝑵𝑪𝑨𝑷 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒗𝒆𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆,

    𝑩𝒆𝒕 𝑶𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒔𝒎𝒊𝒄 𝑴𝒊𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝑴𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒊𝒕,

    𝑩𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒕'𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒖𝒆𝒍 𝒆𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒔𝒂𝒇𝒆𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒎,

    𝑨𝒕𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒖𝒈𝒂𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒉 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒅 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒆𝒍𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒘𝒊𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒐𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒎𝒎𝒊𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒓, 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒎 𝒐𝒏 𝒄𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒆𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒔 𝒅𝒆𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕,

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      1 month ago
  • 𝑨𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝑫𝒂𝒚 𝑨𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝑫𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑺𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝑴𝒐𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒔,

    𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒉 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒘𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒑 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒗𝒆𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑪𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑭𝒍𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒖𝒑 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝑪𝒂𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆,

    𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑳𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒃𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒅𝒆𝒍 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒘𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒑 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒔,

    𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒂𝒏 𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒂 𝒄𝒂𝒓 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒕,

    𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒘𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒗𝒆𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒘𝒏𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒉𝒐'𝒍𝒍 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒂𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒂𝒓 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒑𝒂𝒚 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒎𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒓,

    𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒗𝒆𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒍𝒚 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝑰𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒗𝒆𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒓𝒐𝒂𝒅𝒔 𝒘𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒏'𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝑯𝒂𝒕𝒄𝒉𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝑺𝑼𝑽 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒐𝒏𝒆'𝒔 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒓𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒅𝒊𝒅𝒏'𝒕 𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝑺𝑼𝑽 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒘 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝒃𝒐𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒄 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒔𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒐 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒆𝒅 𝒖𝒑 𝒗𝒆𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆,

    𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒂 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒘 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒕 𝒅𝒆𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒗𝒆𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒘 𝒊𝒕 𝒐𝒇𝒇, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒖𝒚 𝒂 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒐𝒏𝒆,

    𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝑯𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆,

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      1 month ago
    • 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒅𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒗𝒆𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒖𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒓𝒔,

      😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

        1 month ago
  • I have been an avid Suzuki driver since I was 18 years old. I may pass it off.

      1 month ago
    • Yeah, which company would you go for instead?

      With the subscription plan

        1 month ago
    • I would like to drive Ford Freestyle. I am curious of its hype and would like to have it as a daily. My friend has it and likes it so much that he goes on drive everyday just for the sake of driving the car.

        1 month ago
  • We already have 3 cars(2 MS and one Ford).So yeah,no need of that MS.Thanks,anyway

      1 month ago
    • But if you had all Fords and no MS, this could've been a good deal

      Could've shuffled around with the MS cars

      Moral of the story - don't buy MS. Subscribe to them 😛

        1 month ago
    • No probs.I'm not interested in MS,TBH😅😅

        1 month ago

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