In a move to help customers make their car purchase easy, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has joined hands with HDFC Bank Limited to offer bouquet of flexible finance schemes for new car buyers.
Speaking on the partnership, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (M&S), Maruti Suzuki India said, “We are confident that our collaboration with HDFC Bank for providing retail financing solutions will benefit our customers. This is an advantage to buyers who may face resource crunch amidst the COVID-19 lockdown. New car buyers can select from a host of schemes that will offer low down payment options and low EMIs. This would particularly help customers in the entry level segments. In addition, digital disbursement makes it more convenient for customers in current times.”
Elaborating on the tie up with Maruti Suzuki, Mr. Arvind Kapil, Country Head for Retail Assets, HDFC Bank, said “We are happy to partner with MSIL in the endeavour to provide customized offerings to our customers particularly during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These are challenging times for the country and we believe it’s the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to provide flexible offerings to customers. HDFC Bank has the expertise in providing focussed solutions and operating platforms to offer convenience and customer delight. This partnership will give our customers, products and processes which will enable them to avail of loans at their convenience and on a device of their choice”.
Under the special tie up, Maruti Suzuki customers can avail a variety of retail finance schemes from HDFC Bank including:
- Step up EMI plus balloon scheme with a very low initial EMI of Rs 1,111/- per lakh for loan tenure of 84 months
- EMI starting from Rs 899 for first six months for salaried and first three months for self-employed customers.
- Flexi EMI scheme with an option to choose low EMIs for 3 months every year for the tenor of the loan
The loans will be sanctioned as per applicable policy of HDFC Bank. In addition, in view of the current social distancing norms and the need to reduce physical documentation, HDFC Bank would also be offering Maruti Suzuki customers the option of a post approval digital disbursement. This is an industry first solution through its Zip Drive and Digital end-to-end programme for non HDFC Bank customers as well.
Finance has always been a great enabler in automobile sales with about 80% of cars in India being sold through Finance. Maruti Suzuki network comprises 3,086 showrooms across 1,964 towns and cities. The Company has put in place a comprehensive standard operating procedure (SoP) for its dealerships across the country. The process ensures highest level of hygiene and sanitization across all its showrooms for the safety of its customers and employees.