New Delhi, Jan 01 (Agencies): Car buyers will have to shell out a bit more this year with major auto makers poised to increase the prices of their vehicles citing rise in input costs.

Tata Motors, one of the largest sellers of commercial vehicles in the country, was the first to announce such a hike on Saturday for all its commercial vehicles and some cars.

"Tata Motors will increase prices of some passenger vehicles and all of its commercial vehicles. The increase is effective from Saturday," the company said in a statement.

The price hike will vary from one model to another. While Tata Indica and Tata Indigo family will see a price rise in the range of Rs.3,000 to Rs.15,000, the hike in utility vehicles such as Tata Sumo, Tata Grande MK II, Tata Safari and Tata Xenon will be in the range of Rs.8,700 to Rs.14,500.

The commercial vehicles will witness a price hike in the range of Rs.1,500 to Rs.30,000.

Recently other auto-makers such as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motor India and General Motors also hinted at increasing the price of their vehicles.

The input costs include cost of materials like natural rubber, pig iron, rolled steel and metals such as aluminium and copper.