Maruti Suzuki hikes car prices by up to Rs. 10,000

The country’s largest car-maker, Maruti Suzuki India, today raised the prices of its vehicles across various models by up to Rs. 10,000 citing rising input costs and introduction of new emission norm BS IV.

“Due to sharp increase in the input costs and also introduction of BS IV norms in some models, Maruti Suzuki India has decided to pass on part of this cost impact to customers,” the company said in a statement.

The company’s latest models Ritz and A-Star will be costlier by Rs. 1,000, Estillo by Rs. 2,500 and Swift by Rs. 3,750. Entry-level sedan Dzire will be dearer by Rs. 7,000 while the mid-sized sedan SX4 will cost Rs. 9,000 more.

The introductory prices for the multi-utility van, Eeco, is withdrawn, too. The new prices for the Eeco will be up by approximately Rs. 10,000, the company said.

Prices have also been revised on the BS-III compliant cars like Maruti 800 and Omni (LPG) by Rs. 3,000 and Gypsy by Rs. 10,000.