Maruti Suzuki to hike model prices again in Jan 2022, Auto News, ET Auto

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New Delhi: Country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) on Thursday stated it is scheduling to maximize costs for diverse designs in January subsequent yr.

“The selling price increase has been prepared for January, 2022. The maximize shall change for diverse designs,” the firm stated in a regulatory filing.

Around the previous yr, the value of the firm’s motor vehicles ongoing to be adversely impacted because of to maximize in different input prices. As a result, it has become vital for the firm to pass on some impact of the earlier mentioned added prices to buyers by way of a selling price hike, MSIL stated.

ETAuto documented past 7 days that most of the providers are vexed immensely by the unbridled input value and the lack of semiconductors and as a result maximize in merchandise costs is the only signifies to crawl out. So, most OEMs are readying for another selling price hike.

On November thirty, MSIL introduced a selling price hike of INR 8,000 for its non-cargo variants of Eeco van owing to the introduction of passenger airbags.

In September, the carmaker amplified the costs of its complete merchandise range, except Celerio, by 1.nine% to offset the maximize in different input prices. This was the 3rd selling price maximize from the automaker in the calendar yr 2021.

Maruti Suzuki experienced earlier amplified costs in April and January. On April sixteen, it introduced a 1.6% weighted typical maximize in ex-showroom costs (Delhi) throughout designs. On January eighteen, the automaker hiked costs of some designs by up to Rs 34,000.

Business veterans say there experienced been sizeable investment by the market when it moved to BS-VI and now it is investing to meet up with BS-VI.two or new CAFE norms.

India adopted the CAFE norms for the to start with time on April 1, 2017. In Period 1 (2017-2022), CAFE norms require typical corporate CO2 emissions to be much less than 130 gm/km by 2022. The Period II of CAFE norms will be executed from April 2022– this aims to lessen CO2 emission to 113 gm/km and could be more tightened to 108 or 104 gm/km.

MSIL documented a drop of 19.1% in its domestic passenger vehicle sales to 109,726 units in November 2021. The firm experienced marketed 135,775 units in November past yr.

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Overall domestic sales (including passenger motor vehicles and light-weight business motor vehicles) had been at 113,017 units in November 2021, as towards 138,956 units in November past yr, the firm stated.

In a regulatory filing the firm stated the selling price maximize of EECO (all non-cargo variants) from November thirty, 2021 was owing to the introduction of passenger airbags.