Maruti Suzuki hikes prices by upto Rs.34,494 across the lineup, Baleno gets second hike post launch
India’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki has hiked the prices for their cars in response to the imposition of infra cess proposed in the Union Budget 2016-2017. The Indo-Japanese automaker has raised the price across their cars by Rs. 1,441 to Rs. 34,494.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno, which was the brand’s second offering through NEXA channel, gets pricier by Rs.16,263 to Rs. 21,699. Following the launch of Baleno in 2015, this is the second price hike for the car, as we have already experienced an increase of price in January, 2016. Post the January hike buyers were asked to shell out extra Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 12,000 depending on the variants, and now within one month they have to spend further. In the new pricelist of the Baleno, petrol variant’s price will start from Rs. 515,263, while the diesel Baleno will get a starting price tag of Rs. 633,928.
Take a look at the revised price list: (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Maruti Baleno Petrol New Prices:
Maruti Baleno Sigma: Rs. 515,263
Maruti Baleno Delta: Rs. 580,711
Maruti Baleno Zeta: Rs. 641,205
Maruti Baleno Alpha: Rs. 711,776
Maruti Baleno Delta CVT: Rs. 686,675
Maruti Baleno Diesel New Prices:
Maruti Baleno Sigma: Rs. 633,928
Maruti Baleno Delta: Rs. 700,024
Maruti Baleno Zeta: Rs. 761,258
Maruti Baleno Alpha: Rs. 832,699
Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol variant draws power from a 1.2 litre K-Series petrol mated to a five speed manual gearbox and a CVT as option. On the diesel front Baleno comes with a 1.3 litre DDiS unit paired with a five speed manual transmission. Maruti Suzuki is also planning to introduce a performance oriented Baleno RS during the festive season later this year.
All the models in the Maruti Suzuki lineup consisting entry level hatchback Alto 800 to premium crossover S Cross is affected by the price hike, except the Smart Hybrid models like Ciaz SHVS and Ertiga SHVS, as these SHVS cars are exempted from infrastructure cess.