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On the up: Prices increase for 2022 Suzuki Vitara, S-Cross, Ignis SUV and Baleno hatchback ranges

The Vitara has gone up by $1000 per variant for the 2022 model year.

Suzuki Australia is the latest automotive brand to increase pricing on some of its most popular models as a result of parts and materials shortages and an increase in shipping costs.

The Suzuki Baleno hatchback, Ignis light SUV and the S-Cross and Vitara small SUVs have all copped slight increases.

The popular Vitara has gone up the most, with each variant increasing in price by $1000. The range now starts from $26,490 before on-road costs for the base two-wheel drive (2WD) Vitara while the top-spec all-wheel drive Allgrip Turbo is now $37,490.

With a facelift on the way, the S-Cross has increased by $750 apiece and now kicks off at $30,490 for the 2WD Turbo and $31,990 for the 2WD Turbo Prestige. It is unclear if the updated pricing relates to the updated model.

Interestingly, the S-Cross does not currently appear on the Suzuki Australia website, despite the fact that it is still recording sales. Last month 21 units found homes in Australia.

The tiny Ignis light SUV has risen by $750 per variant, and is priced from $19,490 for the base GL manual up to $22,490 for the GLX auto.

Baleno hatchback pricing has gone up by $750 per variant, with the range now kicking off from $18,490 before on-road costs for the base manual Baleno GL. It tops out at $21,490 for the $GLX auto.

As CarsGuide has reported, Suzuki Australia is yet to confirm whether or not it will offer the facelifted Baleno that was revealed in late February. This price rise relates to the pre-facelift model that has been on sale since 2016.

Pricing for the Swift hatch and the Jimny off-roader has not changed. The Swift ranges from $20,490 to $29,990 and the Jimny runs from $26,990 to $29,990.

Suzuki sales have increased by 4.5 per cent in the first three months of 2022, with 4705 sales to the end of March.

Sales for the Ignis, Jimny and Baleno have soared this year, with the latter remaining Suzuki’s best seller with 1721 units, up 41.6 per cent year-on-year.