Maruti Suzuki has announced subscription plans for its customers. The plans are developed in collaboration with ORIX. The service is officially called Maruti Suzuki Subscribe and it is available for the individuals living in Delhi/NCR (Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurugram), Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
As a buyer, Maruti Suzuki Subscribe will let you own cars from both Nexa and Arena range including the Swift, Dzire, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, Baleno, Ciaz and XL6. You can select the duration of subscription ranging from 12 months to 48 months with subscription charges starting from Rs 14,463 for Swift LXI in Delhi for a duration of 48 months.
The subscription fee includes maintenance (scheduled & unscheduled services/repair), insurance and roadside assistance, and these expenses will be covered by ORIX, and the cars will be maintained at Maruti Suzuki’s service network.
The cars bought through subscription can be had with either a white number plate (registered in the name of customer) or black (registered in the name of Orix). While the white number plate cars are available for a tenure of 24, 36 and 48 months, the black number plate cars are available for a tenure of 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 and 48 months. Here is a price list of subscription for a Swift LXI MT in Delhi, for reference:
Black number plate
White number plate
*All the above mentioned charges are inclusive of GST
As you can see, the subscription rate for the white numbered car is lower than the black number plate cars. After the end of the subscription tenure, customers will be given an option to upgrade the vehicle, cancel or extend the tenure. Buyers can also choose to buy the car at market price after the end of the tenure.