Mahindra & Mahindra hike vehicles prices by up to Rs 15,000

Mahindra & Mahindra hike vehicles prices by up to Rs 15,000

"We have hiked prices last week by 1.5 to 2 per cent on all our vehicles due to higher commodity costs," Mahindra and Mahindra President (Automotive and Farm Sectors) Pawan Goenka told reporters here.

The price hike will vary between Rs 7,000 to Rs 15,000 on different models, he added.
The company sells utility vehicles like Scorpio and Bolero along with three wheeler commercial vehicles. It also manufactures and sells sedan Logan.

This is the second price increase taken by the company in 2011. Earlier, in January this year Mahindra & Mahindra had raised vehicle prices by about 1.5 per cent.

From April 4 onwards, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has also increased prices of its vehicles across all models between Rs 1,100 to Rs 9,000 for similar reasons.

MSI has undertaken a hike across the models ranging between 0.2 per cent to 2.4 per cent.

The auto industry has been under pressure due to rising input costs and already Tata Motors has hiked prices of its passenger vehicles by up to Rs 36,000 from April 1.

Another big car maker Hyundai Motor India is also mulling taking a similar step.

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