Maruti Suzuki hikes car prices
The company's stock closed flat on the bourses
- The new prices come into effect from today
- Earlier, Maruti Suzuki posted 11.4% sales growth
- Due to poor demand, automakers could not raise prices in the last 2 years
Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, today announced that it raised the prices across its models by Rs 1,700 to Rs 17,000.
The prices have been raised “owing to an increase in commodity and other administrative and distribution costs”, the company said in a BSE filing.
The new prices come into effect from today.
Earlier, Maruti Suzuki reported a growth of 11.4% to sell 11,8560 units in December.
While sales of mini cars (Alto, WagonR) grew 2% to 32,146 units in the month under review, those of compacts (Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, DZire, Tour S) went up by 23.2% to 53,336 units.
Demand for midsize sedan Ciaz fell by 35.8% to 2382 units. Sales of utility vehicles - Gypsy, Ertiga, Vistara Brezza, S-Cross - increased by 19.9% to 19,276 units.
Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra, Volkswagen India, Tata Motors, and Ford have earlier said that they will also increase price by 2-4% in January.
Because of poor demand, automakers could not increase prices in the last two years.
The company's stock closed flat on the bourses.
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