In a recent regulatory filing, Auto Major said it would raise the price of its entire model range this month amid rising input costs.
“Over the last year, the price of the company’s vehicles has been adversely affected by the increase in various input costs. Therefore, it has become essential for the company to provide some of the above cost effects to the customers through price increase. We plan this price increase in April, 2022. This increase will vary for different models, ”the company said in its regulatory filing.
So far, Maruti Suzuki has not disclosed further details about the price hike of individual models in its portfolio, but MSIL has already increased the price of its car by about 8.8 percent from January 2021 to March 2022. Input cost.
In other Maruti Suzuki news, the company has recently confirmed rumors of launching Jimny in the Indian market, said Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, Maruti Suzuki. The head of marketing has revealed that they are actually working on a marketing plan for Jimny.
In an interview with Business Today TV, Srivastava said, “The option of taking Jimny to India is being considered. The company has taken market responses and is currently evaluating the market plan. The move comes at a time when Maruti Suzuki is aggressively seeking to enter the SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) segment. The share of the SUV segment in the Indian car market has risen from 32 per cent to 40 per cent, but Maruti Suzuki has only two cars in the segment – the Breza and the S-Cross. However, there are a total of 46 SUVs in the industry. The SUV segment needs to be revisited. “
Suzuki is currently building a gymnasium at its Gurugram plant. However the models produced are three-door variants that are left-handed drives because they are being made exclusively for export. The Jimny has been highly acclaimed around the world, and due to its high demand, Suzuki is having trouble continuing production.
Also, Maruti Suzuki will make various market-specific improvements to meet the demand of our country. For example, they are considering selling 5-door gymnasiums in India because three-door gymnasiums are not very practical due to their small size.
The wheelbase of the Suzuki Jimny will increase by 300mm, resulting in an increase in length from 3,550mm to 3,850mm and a wheelbase from 2,250mm to 2,550mm. The wheelbase will also be lengthened to accommodate the rear pair of doors. This will also help the rear seat occupants in easy movement as in the three-door gymnasium the rear passengers have to slide the front seat towards the front and then get up in the back seat which is a bit cumbersome.
The Jimny is currently available with a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine that delivers 102 PS of maximum power and 130 Nm of maximum torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission. It comes equipped with a 4 × 4 drivetrain.