Mumbai, Apr 3: Automobile giant Maruti Suzuki has decided to pass on the some of its newly added expenses to the customers by increasing the prices of its cars.
In a statement, India's leading carmaker on Friday, Apr 2 said it wanted to pass on to customers part of a rise in input costs and expenses related to complying with new emission norms.
With this price hike, A-Star hatchback will cost 1,000 rupees more while Maruti 800 model will get Rs 3,000 costlier.
The company has also dropped the introductory prices of its five-seater multipurpose car Eeco. Eeco will cost 10,000 rupees more.
On Apr 1 the company was forced to stop sales of its Maruti 800 model across 13 cities as the new Bharat Stage IV emission norms came into effect. There are reports that the company is thinking of upgrading the engine of the model to comply with the new norms.