Maruti Suzuki Crosses 20 million cars Production in India: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has achieved cumulative automobile production of 20 million automobiles in India, Suzuki Motor Corp. said Monday.
For this, India becomes the next country after Japan in which Suzuki has reached this milestone, the business said in a statement.
Suzuki Motor Corp., which started its journey in India through a joint venture with Maruti Udyog, said the country is the quickest to reach 20 million units in 34 decades and five months since beginning production in December 1983, breaking the record of 45 years and nine weeks in Japan.
Maruti Suzuki Crosses 20 million cars Production in India
Suzuki, at current, produces automobiles in the nation via Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, in which it retains 56.21% stake and fully-owned arm, Suzuki Motor Gujarat that provides solely to the Indian arm.
While Maruti Suzuki creates automobiles at Gurgaon and Manesar plants, Suzuki Motor Gujarat rolls out vehicles from its Mehsana facility in the nation.
“Of the 20 million units, Alto was the most produced model with approximately 3.17 million units,”
Suzuki Motors said, adding the firm spanned this milestone in India with the recently launched Swift produced in the Gujarat plant.
In 2017-18, around 1.78 million units were produced in India, where 1.65 million units were sold at the national marketplace, and 1,30,000 units were exported to over 100 countries and regions such as Europe, Japan, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Suzuki Motor explained.
It crossed the 15 million units cumulative production milestone in India in May 2015. The best five produced models are Alto (3.17 million), Maruti 800 (2.91 million), Wagoner (2.13 million), Onmi (1.94 million) and Swift (1.94 million).
The Japanese little car major started its automobile production in India in December 1983 with its first prototype, the Maruti 800 by Maruti Udyog. At present, 16 models, including the Dzire, Baleno, Alto, Swift, WagonR, and Vitara Brezza, are made at the three crops.