Indian auto major Maruti Suzuki has increased the prices of its new diesel variants of its sedan DZire. The prices have been increased up to Rs. 12,000 for this month.

The company said that the prices have been increased due to the input costs pressure. One of the senior officials from Maruti Suzuki India said, “The company is feeling the pressure of input costs. To mitigate the impact, we have hiked the prices of only diesel variants of the new DZire with effect from May 1”.

The rates of the models have been increased between Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 12,000. Maruti Suzuki in the month of February this year launched a shorter version of its entry level sedan DZire at an introductory price of Rs. 4.79 lakh and Rs. 7.09 lakh.

The petrol variants of the new model were priced between Rs. 4.79 lakh and Rs. 6.54 lakh, while the diesel variants are priced between Rs. 5,80 lakh and Rs. 7.09 lakh. The new model is available in diesel as well as petrol variants and comes with an excise duty of 10 percent which is enjoyed by the small cars as it is shorter than 4 meters. Maruti Suzuki continues to produce the entry level variants so as to target the fleet segment.