The average hike in the price across models is around 1% or between Rs2,500 and Rs5,250, Maruti Suzuki said
New Delhi: The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday said it has hiked prices of its all variants by up to Rs5,250 with immediate effect to offset adverse impact of foreign exchange fluctuation and rising input costs, reports PTI.
"The average hike in the price across models is around 1% and the range will be between Rs2,500 and Rs5,250," a company spokesperson said.
The price increase will take place with immediate effect, he added.
The company sells a range of models starting with the small car M800 to the luxury sedan Kizashi, which are priced between Rs2.04 lakh and Rs17.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Last month, Maruti Suzuki India Chief Operating Officer (Marketing and Sales) Mayank Pareek had said the company would hike prices of its vehicles due to various factors.
"There is a lot of pressure on our margins due to the foreign exchange fluctuation and rising input costs," he had said.
The company had said that in order to counter the impact of adverse currency movement, it is targeting to reduce its forex exposure by nearly 65% to $600 million by March 2015 for which it is working with its vendors to reduce imports.
Besides, the company is looking out for new markets to increase exports of its products to mitigate impact of unfavourable foreign exchange fluctuation.
Other car makers including Honda Cars, General Motors and Audi India have either raised the prices of their vehicles or in the process to do so.
Honda Cars India raised the prices of its three models -- Brio, Jazz and City -- by up to 2.6% with effect from 1st October.
General Motors India had said it would increase the prices of all its models from 1st October to offset the impact of rising input costs and currency fluctuation.
Luxury car maker Audi had hiked the prices of its sports utility vehicle Q3 by up to two per cent, translating into an increase of Rs50,000, from this month.
However, Tata Motors on Tuesday cut the prices of its compact car Indica eV2 by Rs23,000 with the launch of a refreshed version.