As it turns out, the new year will not be as happy as we were hoping it to be, as Maruti has announced that it will be hiking the prices of its line-up by Rs. 20,000 from January 2016 onwards. The company claims that it is making this move, in a bid to compensate for the decline of Rupee value against the American Dollar and to sustain an equilibrium with the inflation. We feel that the company is aiming to motivate the purchase decision of potential customers, so that they buy their “Dzired” cars before the year ends and dealers get an opportunity to clear inventories.
A Spokesperson for Maruti Suzuki India said, "The price increase has been necessitated on account of increase in costs due to weakening of rupee against dollar, rise in administrative and other costs,"
What are the Pros and Cons?
Well, if you buy your car now, you will get it with a Rs. 20,000 discount but the car will be registered as a 2015 model, even though there is only a month left to the end of the year.
The offer is only applicable for the cars that do not have a waiting period because it would cost you Rs. 20,000 more even if you make the purchase now and the car gets delivered next year. However, the perk is that the car would get a 2016 registration, but obviously at a cost.
It seems that India’s largest automaker has followed into the footsteps of the country’s second largest car manufacturer, Hyundai. The Korean automaker announced that it would be hiking the prices of its vehicle range, recently and the same goes for other automakers like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota.
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Source : CarDekho