Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest automaker has hiked car prices across the range by up to Rs 8, 014. The automaker has been the last one to do so as all other carmakers had hiked their products in India effectively from January 1, 2017. The company has justified the hike in prices due to rising material cost, transportation and administrative expenses. The Alto and the WagonR prices have been hiked by Rs 1,500, while the Baleno sold via Nexa witnesses the maximum price hike of Rs 8,014.
The Indian automaker Maruti Suzuki has strong plans for 2017. The automaker has already introduced the much awaited Ignis and the WagonR VXi+ variant. In the coming months the automaker will begin operations at the Gujarat facility and roll-out the much awaited Baleno RS variant. As for the year ahead, we also expect to see the Ciaz facelift, petrol Vitara Brezza, all-new Swift and the Dzire compact sedan. The Indian automaker might launch the Dzire sedan before introducing the all-new Swift in the country. The automaker had last hiked prices in the country way back in August 2016 by Rs 20,000.
The recently launched WagonR VXi+ variant is the new top-spec trim to be launched in the tall boy line-up. The vehicle gets cosmetic upgrades from the Stingray with features in form of new front grille, alloy wheels and side skirts. The vehicle comes in dual-tone interior combination for freshness. The vehicle is also available in two more variants – airbags with ABS and Auto Gear Shift. The new variant starts at Rs 4.69 lakh. More details on company’s future products will be known in the coming days.