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Maruti Suzuki hikes car costs by as much as 1.9%

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NEW DELHI: The nation’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Monday mentioned it has elevated costs of its total product vary, besides Celerio, by as much as 1.9 per cent with quick impact.
In a regulatory submitting, the corporate famous that it has taken the choice to hike costs as a result of a rise in numerous enter prices.
The weighted common worth rise in ex-showroom costs (New Delhi) throughout choose fashions is 1.9 per cent, it added.
That is MSI’s third worth hike this 12 months.
The auto main has already raised costs in January and April this 12 months, with an general hike of round 3.5 per cent.
At current, the corporate sells a spread of fashions from entry-level hatchback Alto to S-CROSS, priced between Rs 2.99 lakh and Rs 12.39 (ex-showroom costs Delhi) lakh, respectively.
The carmaker had final month mentioned {that a} worth hike was mandatory, because it seems to be to guard its profitability amid a steep rise in commodity costs.
MSI senior government director (gross sales and advertising and marketing) Shashank Srivastava had mentioned there was no different choice left for the corporate, however to extend costs to offset the impression of excessive commodity prices.
He had mentioned that metal costs have gone up from Rs 38 per kg final 12 months to Rs 65 per kg in Might-June this 12 months.
Equally, copper costs have doubled from $5,200 per tonne to $10,000 per tonne.
Within the case of treasured metals, the general demand has gone up in numerous world markets and India because of the transition to stricter emission norms.
Srivastava had mentioned that the costs of treasured metals like rhodium have elevated from Rs 18,000 a gram in Might 2020 to virtually Rs 64,300 a gram in July.

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