Last update 4. November 2021 Reading time 1:39 min
About Maruti Suzuki
Maruti Suzuki is a subscription service from Suzuki, offering access to a wide range of Suzuki vehicles across several Indian cities, including:
Customers can choose from 6-monthly incremental subscription terms, starting from a minimum of 12 months. There is also the option for white or black plate registration, depending on whether you’re acting as an individual or on behalf of a business. Subscription tenures can be extended to four years, and there is also the option to upgrade or purchase the vehicle at the end of your term.
How it works
The sign-up process involves submitting your license and ID for KYC and credit scoring purposes. Customers must be over 25 and under 65, with a credit score of above 700 CIBIL to be considered. All vehicles come with a 15,0000km per year limit and insurance coverage, engine protect, roadside assistance and maintenance. The typical lead time is around 25 days, and you can cancel at any time following the end of the lock-in period (50% of total agreed tenure). Customers can also choose to extend or purchase the vehicle at any time.
Costs and fees
A Wagon LXi 1/0L MT is 13,176 INR per month, while the most expensive vehicle available is the S-CROSS Alpha AT, at 32,918 INR per month. The excess mileage charge is 3 to 5 INR per km, excluding taxes. Towing charges are a maximum of 1500 INR per incident.
Brands and models
The current range on offer includes varying specs of:
- New Swift
- Vitara Brezze
With a range of manual, automatic, petrol and CNG models available – all brand new.
Customers can cancel with no penalty after they have completed their subscription lock-in period – 50% of the agreed contract length. Notice can be given in writing 1 month in advance.
What’s Special about Maruti Suzuki?
Being a Suzuki-specific service, Maruti Suzuki provide brand new cars across the range. The allowable mileage is quite high, and there are pricing options from less than 15,000 INR per month, which offers options for lower income drivers. With the option to extend to four years, subscribing with Maruti Suzuki can almost feel like ownership, so it is no surprise that the option to buy your car at any point in the tenure is available across the board.
The Maruti Suzuki offering is quite varied when compared with its other brand-specific competitors, and will appeal in particular to lower earners. While you can choose a tenure of between 12 and 48 months, there are no truly short-term options, meaning that Maruti Suzuki is targeting a slightly different demographic to some of its competitors, who offer truly short-term options. As Suzuki is widespread through India, there are plenty of locations served, and service and maintenance under the plan can be carried out at any of the several thousand Suzuki locations across the country, which adds to the flexibility of the service.