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Maruti jacks up prices

New Delhi, Jan. 8: Auto major Maruti Udyog today raised prices of its various models by up to Rs 5,335 with its mid-size car, Esteem, reflecting the steepest increase.

Prices of its base model Maruti-800 (standard) have been increased by Rs 2,135 in Delhi (ex-showroom) while Esteem LX would cost Rs 5,335 more, a company spokesperson said here.

“MUL has effected a nominal increase ranging from 0.33 per cent to 1.7 per cent in the price of its models,” the company said.

After the price hike, Maruti’s compact car Zen LX would cost Rs 1,829 more while the price of Wagon R LXI would go up by Rs 1,219.

MUL, however, sought to retain its market share by offering insurance cover for Omni, Zen, Alto, Wagon R and Esteem for a token premium of Re 1 for the first year. The scheme would be valid till February 28.

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