Toyota Kirloskar Motor may increase prices by up to 3%, a rise of Rs 5K-1.1L depending on the model, Honda Cars India will raise prices by 1-2%, or Rs 25K.
Vehicles that are driven away in the chassis form, such as trucks and buses, could get another three months, until September 30, 2020, to register, shows the draft.
Even for the newly launched Hyundai Verna, priced at Rs 8 lakh, the number of first-time buyers has almost doubled to 35%, compared with 18% recorded for the earlier edition of the vehicle.
Under the Audi Rush offer, the Audi A3, A4, A6 and Q3 will be available.
With no change in price post cess hike, the company hopes customers demand will pick up in the upcoming months.
Though sales of mini cars (Alto, WagonR) declined by 1.8% to 38204 units last month, those of compacts (Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, DZire and Tour S) rose 32.4% to 65447 units.
Maruti Suzuki’s sales have increased 17% (to around 826,000 units) to outpace Suzuki’s performance in Japan, where volumes grew 7.2% in the first half of the fiscal.
HCIL, the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese carmaker is evaluating developing country-specific battery electric vehicles addressing the issue of affordability.
Luxury vehicle sales are estimated to grow in double digits in the ongoing calendar year to cross the peak of 36,000 units last achieved in 2015.
The two car giants made a pact to introduce e-cars in India around 2020. Suzuki will make the cars for India and will also supply some vehicles to Toyota.
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