M&M hike vehicles prices by up to Rs15,000

M&M hike vehicles prices by up to Rs15,000

New Delhi: Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Friday said it has raised prices of its entire range of vehicles by up to Rs15,000 from last week.

“We have hiked prices last week by 1.5 to 2% on all our vehicles due to higher commodity costs," M&M president (Automotive and Farm Sectors) Pawan Goenka told reporters here.

The price hike will vary between Rs7,000 to Rs15,000 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%.

From 4 April onwards, the country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has also increased prices of its vehicles across all models between Rs1,100 to Rs9,000 for similar reasons.

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

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 Rs36,000 from 1 April.

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