Maruti Suzuki India said in a regulatory filing that over the past year the cost of their vehicles has been impacted adversely due to increase in input costs.
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The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India said it will hike prices of its vehicles from January to offset rising input costs. Other car manufacturers such as Toyota, Mahindra and Mahindra and Mercedes-Benz said they are also contemplating a similar move. Hyundai Motor India and Honda Cars India, however, said they will not increase vehicle prices in January, but their products will see a rise in prices when BS-VI compliant models are introduced in the market. Taking the first step for the year-end price hike announcements, Maruti Suzuki India said in a regulatory filing that over the past year the cost of the company’s vehicles has been impacted adversely 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 increase across various models in January 2020,” it added. This price increase shall vary for different models, the company said.
Currently, the company sells a range of vehicles starting from entry-level small car Alto to premium multi-purpose vehicle XL6 with price ranging from Rs 2.89 lakh to Rs 11.47 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Toyota Kirloskar Motor Deputy Managing Director N Raja also said that the company is working out details to offset rising input costs by passing it to customers. “We are in discussion for a January timeline for the price increase. We will be reviewing prices along with the model year change and we will look at the price increase,” he told PTI. When asked for details, he said, “We are just finalising. It will be more to offset input costs which have happened over the last six months”.