The price hike is due to the implementation of new safety norms.
Mahindra & Mahindra today announced that it will increase prices of its all passenger vehicles from July 1st, 2019. All Mahindra cars will get expensive by up to Rs 36,000. The price hike is said to be due to the implementation of AIS 145 safety norms across all passenger vehicles in the country. Read – Mahindra Thar 700 Edition Price & Details
Just so you know, the new safety regulations mandate driver airbag, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder for driver and co-driver and an over speed alert for the driver across all four-wheels.
While the Mahindra Marazzo MPV and XUV500 SUV will witness marginal price hike, there will be substantial price increase for Mahindra Scorpio, TUV300, Bolero and KUV100 NXT. Read – 2020 Mahindra XUV500 Might Get A New 2.0L Petrol Engine
Commenting on the price hike, Rajan Wadhera, president – automotive sector, M&M Ltd, “At Mahindra safety has been at the core of our product development process and we welcome the regulatory requirements relating to safety upgrades. We value every road-user’s life and have been effectively contributing to the evolving safety ecosystem. However, the safety regulatory requirement has led to some cost increases. Consequently, we are taking a price hike across some of our passenger vehicles, effective July 1, 2019.”