New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has increased the prices of its vehicles by up to Rs 17,000 following the hike in excise duty in the Budget.
   
The increase in prices will affect the company's models ranging from small car M800 to mid-sized sedan SX4.
   
"There has been an average increase in prices of our vehicles by 1.75 percent after the Budget," MSI Managing Executive Officer, (Marketing & Sales) Mayank Pareek told.
   
Under the new pricing the company's best selling model Alto (800 cc) will cost Rs 4,200 to Rs 5,900 more. As per the company's website, it is priced ranging from Rs 2.4 lakh to Rs 3.42 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
   
The price of Alto K10 has been increased by Rs 5,500 to Rs 5,700. It is priced at Rs 3.14 lakh and Rs 3.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
   
Another popular model from the company, Wagon R will now be dearer by Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,600. It is priced at Rs 3.47 lakh to Rs 4.37 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
   
MSI's premium hatchback Swift will now cost Rs 7,700 to Rs 11,900 more depending on variants. It is priced between Rs 4.44 lakh and Rs 6.76 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
   
The newly launched Swift Dzire will be more expensive by Rs 8,500 to Rs 12,700. It is priced at Rs 4.8 lakh and Rs 7.51 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
   
Mid-sized sedan SX4 will now cost Rs 9,400 to Rs 17,000 more. It's prices range from Rs 7.11 lakh to Rs 9.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
   
In the Budget 2012-13, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee raised excise duty to 12 percent from 10 percent.

The company's oldest model, M800 will be dearer by Rs 3,500 to Rs 3,900. The model is priced between Rs 2.04 lakh and Rs 2.40 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
   
The price hike will also affect the company's other models such as the Estillo, A-Star, Ritz, Omni, Ecco and Gypsy which will now be dearer by Rs 3,700 to Rs 10,000 depending on the model.
   
The excise duties for petrol cars with engines under 1,200 cc and diesel cars with engine capacity under 1,500 cc, with length exceeding four metres, have been increased to 24 percent from 22 percent and a fixed duty of Rs 15,000.
   
Excise duty on petrol and diesel driven vehicles with length exceeding four metres and engine capacity of over 1,200 cc and 1,500 cc respectively was increased to 27 percent, from earlier 22 percent alongwith a fixed duty of Rs 15,000.

(Agencies)