17,362 modules of Maruti Suzuki’s six well-liked automobiles, comprising the Alto K10, Baleno, S-Presso, Eeco, Brezza, and Grand Vitara, have been recalled. The business claims that modules with a defective airbag microcontroller that were produced respectively December 8, 2022, and January 12, 2023 have been returned and replaced. The automaker has advised owners of the suspicious automobiles not to drive or use them until the part has been replaced.
According to Maruti Suzuki’s official statement, “it is thought that there is a probable flaw in the concerned component, which in very rare instances can culminate in none of the airbags and seat belt surge protection, in the occurrence of an automobile catastrophe.” Owners of the impacted automobiles will be contacted by the firm, and the part will be replaced free of charge.
The Indo-Japanese manufacturer has raised pricing across the board by around 1.1 percent. The revised pricing took effect on January 16, 2023. According to reports, fresh regulatory requirements and inflation are to blame for the most recent price increase. The Nexa line from Maruti Suzuki has seen a price increase of up to Rs 25,000. The Ciaz and Ignis saw price increases of Rs 20,000 and Rs 25,000, correspondingly, while the Baleno and XL6 had a price increase of Rs 12,000 and Rs 25,000, including both.
The recently released Maruti Grand Vitara has not undergone any alterations. The cost of the mid-size SUV remains between Rs. 10.45 lakh and Rs. 19.49 lakh (all, ex-showroom). It is the first small SUV in India to offer CNG as a fuel choice.