Maruti Suzuki has been quick to react on the reduction of VAT on hybrid and electric vehicles. The New Delhi government reduced VAT on hybrid vehicles from 12.5% to 5% which could help to popularize hybrid vehicles in the capital city which has been trying to reduce pollution levels.
Marui Suzuki India has announced new prices for the Ertiga and Ciaz (diesel hybrid) model ranges. The company has reduced prices of the Ciaz diesel sedan by Rs. 60,000 (average of all models) and Ertiga diesel MPV by Rs. 55,000 (average of all models).
The Ciaz sedan and Ertiga MPV are powered by a 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder, DDiS diesel engine that develops 90 PS @ 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque @ 1,750 rpm. Maruti Suzuki introduce the SHVS technology on the Ertiga and Ciaz diesel model which features an idling start / stop system, an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) and a more powerful battery. These two modes can be classified as Mild hybrid unlike the Toyota Camry & Prius which are full or strong hybrid vehicles.
The Ciaz and Ertiga diesel have also been exempt from the odd-even scheme since they are classified as hybrid vehicles.
New Prices of the Ciaz and Ertiga:
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