Maruti Dzire has been a runaway success which shows the power of the Swift brand in the Indian market. With no much competition and Dzire clocking 15,000 plus sales Maruti has swiftly increased the prices of the new Dzire diesel variants by up to Rs 12,000 from this month. The company has blamed the increasing input costs for the hike in prices.
The company has increased the rates of the model between Rs 8,000 and Rs 12,000 depending on the variant. In February this year, MSI had rolled out a shorter version of its entry-level sedan Dzire.
The company priced the petrol variants of the new DZire between Rs 4.79 lakh and Rs 6.54 lakh, while the diesel ones come for Rs 5.80 lakh to Rs 7.09 lakh. The new model is available in both petrol and diesel options and it qualifies for the excise duty of 10 per cent enjoyed by small cars as it is shorter than 4 metres. While the petrol version is powered by a 1.2 litre engine, the diesel one has a 1.3 litre engine. An automatic transmission variant is also available in the petrol version.
In March, the company had increased the prices of its entire range of vehicles by up to Rs 17,000 following the hike in excise duty in the Budget for 2012-13.