Maruti Suzuki to hike car prices in the coming months, cites rising input costs

The country’s largest automobile maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Monday said it will hike prices of its cars in the second quarter of the current fiscal due to an increase in input costs. “Over the past year, the cost of the company’s vehicles continues to be adversely impacted due to increase in various input costs. Hence, it has become imperative for the company to pass on some impact of the above additional cost to customers through a price rise,” Maruti Suzuki India said in a regulatory filing.

The company did not reveal the quantum of the proposed price hike. The price rise has been planned in the second quarter (July-September period) of the current financial year and the increase shall vary for different models, the company added.

This will be the third price hike for Maruti Suzuki's passenger vehicles in 2021. Image: Maruti Suzuki

This will be the third price hike for Maruti Suzuki’s passenger vehicles in 2021. Image: Maruti Suzuki

On 16 April, Maruti Suzuki announced the weighted average price increase in ex-showroom prices (Delhi) across models of 1.6 percent.

On 18 January this year, the automaker had announced a price hike for select models by up to Rs 34,000 due to rise in input costs.

MSI sells a range of models, from the entry-level Alto hatchback to the S-Cross crossover, priced between Rs 2.99 lakh and Rs 12.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively.

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