* Shares in Maruti Suzuki India gains 3.4 percent on
media reports of price hike in January.
* Among other auto gainers, Tata Motors rises 2.1
percent while Mahindra and Mahindra gains 2.1 percent.
* Dealers say January may see a lot of auto manufactures going
for price hike after December inventory gets sold off.
* General Motors Co's Indian unit said on Thursday it
will increase car prices in the country by 1-3 percent from
January due to high input costs and currency fluctuation.