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Maruti, Honda & Volkswagen Price Increment Imminent

Few carmakers have already increased prices of their models, while others are expected to jump on the bandwagon in light of the soon-to-be enforced BSVI Phase-2 emission norms

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The upcoming RDE emission norms, part of the BSVI Phase-2 mandates, are a set of regulations no carmaker can escape, that is, if they still want to be selling cars in the country. But, cleaner emission goals mean powertrains have to be upgraded and that comes at a cost – a cost that the consumer will bear. A few manufacturers like Kia have already landed the blow, while Maruti, Honda and Volkswagen are next in line. Here’s what to expect:

Maruti Suzuki

Maruti, India’s leading carmaker, has officially announced that it’ll increase the prices of its entire lineup come April 2023. The exact percentage of the price hike hasn’t been disclosed yet and the marque has blamed the upcoming regulations as well as the omnipresent inflation as the reasons behind the need to make its products costlier still.


According to this source, Honda is set to hike the prices of the Amaze by up to Rs 12,000 this April. The Honda City won’t be getting a hike because it has just been launched with a facelift and updated RDE-compliant powertrains. As for the rest of its lineup, the WR-V and Jazz will be discontinued. But there’s no need to fret as newer models are coming, one of which has already been spotted testing in the country.


Volkswagen recently updated the low-end trims of the Virtus and Taigun with features which were previously exclusive to their top-spec trims. In the coming days, the entire VW lineup will get updated RDE-compliant powertrains, which will come with increased prices of around two to three per cent this April. 

Also Read: Mercedes Cars To Get 5 Percent Price Hike In April: S-Class, C-Class, E-Class And EQS EV Among Models Affected

As stated earlier, the remaining brands which haven’t already hiked their prices will do so in the coming days. Do you think it is fair for the consumers to be paying the price for cleaner powertrains or is it something that the marques should bear? Let us know your two cents in the comments.

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