Maruti Suzuki Cars Become Dearer!


In a development that is sure to disappoint many prospective car buyers, it has emerged that Maruti Suzuki, the country’s most popular car maker and seller of high selling models like the Alto 800, the WagonR and the Dzire, has decided to increase the prices of almost all its models by up to INR 9000. The latest Maruti Suzuki cars price hike affects the prices of all Maruti Suzuki cars except the recently launched S-Cross premium crossover. It is being said that the latest Maruti Suzuki cars price hike accommodates “changes in dealer margin and a minor calibration in prices”. It maybe noted that Maruti Suzuki has become the second mainstream car manufacturer in India, first being arch rival Hyundai India, to announce a price hike.


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It is worth a mention here that even Hyundai India excluded the recently launched Creta SUV from its latest price revision. Hyundai has said that its recent price hike was “necessitated by increase of input costs. We have been absorbing most of the costs but now we are constrained to consider the price increase in these challenging market environment”.


The Hyundai Creta and the Maruti S-Cross are based on a hatchback platform and aim to cash in on the increased demand for SUVs/crossovers in India. Both these cars take on some established rivals such as the Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, Nissan Terrano and Fiat Avventura.

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Following are the prices and the specifications of the Hyundai Creta and the Maruti S-Cross


Hyundai Creta Maruti S-Cross
  1.6 L Petrol 1.4 L Diesel 1.6 L Diesel   1.3 L Diesel 1.6 L Diesel
Base INR 8.59 lacs INR 9.46 lacs Sigma INR 8.34 lacs
S INR 9.57 lacs INR 10.42 lacs Delta INR 9.15 lacs INR 11.99 lacs
S+ INR 11.45 lacs Zeta INR 9.99 lacs INR 12.99 lacs
SX INR 11.59 lacs Alpha INR 10.75 lacs INR 13.74 lacs
SX+ INR 11.19 lacs INR 12.67 lacs
SX(O) INR 13.60 lacs
SX+ AT INR 13.57 lacs

all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi

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  Hyundia Creta Maruti S-Cross
Type 1.6 L Petrol 1.6 L Diesel 1.4 L Diesel 1.6 L Diesel 1.3 L Diesel
Displacement 1,591 cc 1,582 cc 1,396 cc 1,600 cc 1,248 cc
Power 121 bhp 126 bhp 89 bhp 118 bhp 89 bhp
Torque 155 Nm 259 Nm 224 nm 320 Nm 200 Nm
Transmission 6-speed manual 6-speed manual/6-speed auto 6-speed manual 6-speed manual 5-speed manual
Mileage 15.29 kpl 19.67/17.01 kpl 21.38 kpl 22.7 kpl 23.65 kpl

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