The price increase would come into effect from August 1, HMIL said in a statement.
    
The company sells a range of cars, including small cars-- Eon, i10, sedans Verna and Sonat -- and premium sports utility vehicle Santa Fe in India, priced between Rs 3.08 lakh and Rs 30.21 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
    
“The hike has been necessitated by increase of input costs. We have been absorbing most of the costs but now we are constrained to consider the price rise in these challenging market environment,” HMIL, Senior Vice President – sales and marketing, Rakesh Srivastava said.
    
Earlier this week, the company launched Creta at an introductory price range of  Rs 8.59 lakh and 13.6 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).