General Motors will be hiking prices on its range of cars in India by as much as 1-2% with effect from January 2012. With this announcement, GM India has joined the league of the leading car makers like Toyota and Maruti who have already said that they will hike the price of their cars in the Indian market from January 2012. The decision has been taken after the weakening rupee has made the import of car components very expensive.
The first car to get hit by the hike is the Chevrolet Beat diesel which was available at an introductory price and hence the hike of Rs 15,000. The Beat diesel with revised pricing will range between Rs. 4.44 lakh – 5.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). All the other cars from GM’s portfolio will be affected from January 2012 onwards with the price hike.
On the other hand, General Motors is gearing up for the upcoming 2012 Auto Expo like any other car manufacturer. A Chevrolet Captiva facelift will be introduced by the auto major with minor changes in the interiors and the exteriors of the SUV. The actual makeover is in the engine department where the 2.0 L diesel engine will be replaced by a 2.2 L CRDe to produce an improved power output of 184 Bhp. Going forward, the auto major will have the new Chevrolet Captiva assembled in India as opposed to its CBU import.
Chevrolet Beat diesel revised price in India 2011 :
|Model variant||Current Price||Hike in Price||Price after Hike|
|Beat 1.0 TCDI||4,29,490||15,000||4,44,490|
|Beat 1.0 LS TCDI||4,59,990||15,000||4,74,990|
|Beat 1.0 LT TCDI||4,99,990||15,000||5,14,990|
|Beat 1.0 LT TCDI Option Pack||5,45,990||15,000||5,60,990|
* All prices listed above are ex-showroom, Delhi.