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Updated on: Thursday, December 23, 2021, 04:55 PM IST

Hero MotoCorp, Volkswagen to hike prices of entire model range from January

The price revision will be ranging from 2-5 percent depending on the carline and the variant, Volkswagen said.
The auto makers will increase prices of its entire model range by up to Rs 2,000 from January 4, 2022, to offset the impact of rising input cost./ Representative Image | AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL

The auto makers will increase prices of its entire model range by up to Rs 2,000 from January 4, 2022, to offset the impact of rising input cost./ Representative Image | AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL

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The country's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp on Thursday said it will increase prices of its entire model range by up to Rs 2,000 from January 4, 2022, to offset the impact of rising input cost.

Hero MotoCorp

The company will make an upward revision in the ex-showroom prices of its motorcycles and scooters, with effect from January 4, 2022, Hero MotoCorp said in a statement.

The price revision has been necessitated to partially offset the impact of steadily increasing commodity prices, it added.

''The price revision will be up to Rs 2,000 and the exact quantum of increase will depend on the model and the market,'' the two-wheeler maker stated.

Volkswagen

Similarly, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India announced that it will hike the prices of Polo, Vento, and Taigun from January 1, 2022, owing to the rising input and operational costs.

The price revision will be ranging from 2-5 percent depending on the carline and the variant, it said.

The price hike will not apply to the new Tiguan, which was launched in India recently, it added.

''Our effort over the years has been to make our brand, products, and services more accessible and establish Volkswagen as the brand of choice amongst our customers. Due to the substantial increase in the input and operational costs, we have decided to hike the prices of our product offering ranging from 2-5 percent and keeping the impact on customers at a minimal level,'' Volkswagen Passenger Cars India Brand Director Ashish Gupta noted.

There has been a steady increase in prices of raw materials like steel, aluminum, copper, and precious metals over the last year prompting automobile manufacturers to raise model prices.

Already, various carmakers like Maruti Suzuki India, Tata Motors, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Honda Cars, and Skoda have indicated to increase vehicle prices from next month.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published on: Thursday, December 23, 2021, 04:55 PM IST
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