New cars to get costlier as manufacturers like Hyundai, Tata announce price hike from Jan

    New cars to get costlier as major carmakers including Hyundai, Tata announce price hike from JanRepresentational Image. Courtesy: Bloomberg

One of India’s most popular carmakers, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, on Tuesday said it will hike prices of its cars by upto Rs 1 lakh to adjust for the higher input costs, fluctuating exchange rates and marketing expenses.

“In these challenging year-end market conditions, we are constrained to consider price increase on account of factors like increased input costs, fluctuating exchange rates and increasing marketing expenses,” HMIL Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Rakesh Srivastava said in a statement.

“The proposed price increase will be up to Rs 1,00,000 and will be effective from January 2017 across all models from Eon to Santa Fe,” he said.

The company current sells a range of passenger vehicles, from entry level micro car Eon with a starting price of Rs 3.27 lakh to SUV Santa FE priced at Rs 31.98 lakh (price ex-showroom Delhi).

Earlier today, Nissan Motor India also said it will increase prices of its vehicles by up to Rs 30,000 from next month to offset higher input costs.

The company sells a range of vehicles under the Nissan and Datsun brands starting with entry level small car Datsun Go priced at Rs 3.28 lakh to SUV Nissan Terrano Rs 13.75 lakh (price ex-showroom Delhi).

On December 12, Tata Motors announced that it would hike passenger vehicle prices from Rs 5,000 to Rs 25,000 from next month. In addition, Renault India announced plans to increase prices of its vehicles by up to 3 percent from next month.

Both companies are increasing their prices to offset higher input costs.

Earlier this month, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) had also announced hike in prices of its vehicles by up to 3 percent from next month to offset increased input cost and consistent upward trend in foreign exchange rates.

With PTI inputs

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