April 16, 2021

Automobile and bike costs to go up from April

(This story initially appeared in on Mar 24, 2021)

Brace for a hike in automotive and two-wheeler costs from subsequent month. This would be the second hike after the same train in January as firms grapple with rising commodity and metallic prices amid a world scarcity of provides.

Maruti Suzuki, the nation’s largest carmaker, mentioned that value hikes will differ throughout completely different fashions and variants. “Over the previous yr, the price of the corporate’s automobiles has been impacted adversely attributable to improve in varied enter prices. Therefore, it has change into crucial for the corporate to go on some affect of the extra price to clients by way of a value improve in April,” Maruti mentioned.

Different producers have additionally mentioned that costs are being reviewed, and could also be introduced quickly.

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Aside from direct enter prices, firms have additionally been burdened with an increase in gasoline and freight prices. With diesel retail costs standing at report highs, firms have seen transportation and different infrastructure prices go up, which can also be being factored of their retail costs.

Two-wheeler main can also be growing costs. “Hero MotoCorp will make an upward revision within the ex-showroom costs of its bikes and scooters with impact from April. The value hike has been necessitated to partially offset the affect of elevated commodity prices. The corporate has accelerated its price financial savings programme to make sure minimal affect on the shopper,” the corporate mentioned.

Royal Enfield, which launched new variants of the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650, did so with a 2% value hike.

Nissan, which has bought a robust response to its new SUV Magnite, will even be growing costs. This might be for each Nissan and Datsun ranges. “There was steady escalation in auto part costs, and we’ve got tried to soak up this escalation over the previous couple of months. We at the moment are constrained to extend costs… (and) the rise varies from variant to variant,” Nissan India MD Rakesh Srivastava mentioned.