Maruti Suzuki has decided to increase the price of its CNG line-up of cars. The petrol price in India has already sky rocketed and is well past ₹100 and is at almost ₹108 per litre in Mumbai. CNG cars might not offer the same power and torque as the petrol or diesel variants but they offer better mileage at a lower price. One of the market leaders in the CNG cars segment, Maruti Suzuki has decided to increase the price of the CNG models by as much as ₹15,000.
As many as 9 cars in the Maruti Suzuki CNG range of cars undergo the increase in the price. This is being done to off-set the additional costs associated with the production. The price hike went on effect from 12th July, 2021 and all cars except the Maruti Susuzki Swift has increased by ₹10,000 and the Swift is costlier by ₹15,000. It is to be noted that this the third time that the brand has increased the price of the cars in a span of one year.
Models Affected by Price Hike
The price of the compact cars Alto-800 and S-Presso has increased by ₹10,000. Even the hatchbacks Wagon R and Celerio have gone up by the same amount. The Dzire Tour CNG and the Ertiga have got dearer. The increasing input costs can be a legitimate reason for the price hike but frequent hikes might put the customers at an unfavourable spot and reduce the brand affinity. It is high time that the Japanes Carmaker understands the fact and get it done with.
While the increasing price of petrol is no happy thing, the price hike of the CNG models of Suzuki cars will affect a bulk of the customers who are looking for an economic and safe way to travel.