Maruti Suzuki increases prices of popular models

Maruti Suzuki India  announced a marginal increase in the price of its models, excluding recently launched Eeco, Swift (Petrol) and Gypsy models.

The price increase is to partly recover the increase in the input costs arising out of raw material costs over the past one year. For some models the increase in the costs are being absorbed by the company, in the light of market situation.

The price increase varies from 0.12 per cent (Ritz VDi) to 1.90 per cent (Dzire LXi). For the affected models, the average increase in prices is around 0.6 percent.

The Swift (Petrol) and Swift Dzire (Petrol) will be now be equipped with the more fuel efficient, refined and environment friendly 1.2 litre K-series engine and comply with BSIV norms. Additionally, these petrol variants will now have a new improved transmission thus enhancing overall power-train performance. The K12 petrol engine on these variants delivers a fuel efficiency of 17.9 km per litre, certified as per CMVR rule 115. (Previous engine delivered 15.9 kmpl)

The introductory prices for the refreshed Estilo, which was introduced in August 2009, stand withdrawn. The new prices for Estilo variants increase by Rs 1,243/- to Rs 2,486/-.

The new price will be effective from 16th January 2010.

Source: Maruti Suzuki India