Maruti Suzuki, the largest automaker in India has finally produced 20 million vehicles and its an occasion to celebrate. A swift hatchback in red and Z+ trim, produced at the new Sanand Plant in Gujrat ,was marked as the 20 millionth production.
The company started its production 34 years and 5 months back in December of 1983. This milestone was first achieved by Suzuki Motors in Japan, in a time period of 45 years and 9 months, we have beaten them in their record for sure. Out of 20 million, 3.17 millions were Alto, 2.91 millions were Maruti and 2.16 millions were WagonR. 1.94 millions each of Omni and Swift were also manufactured. The company was earlier known as Maruti Udyog, which produced the Maruti 800 as its first production, in 1983. In April of 2013, Suzuki bought a large number of shares of the company. The Manesar Plant in Gurgaon and the Sanand Plant in Gujarat are the production plants of the Japanese company in India.The 1 million mark was achieved by the carmaker in March, 1994, then the 5 million came later in April, 2005, followed by the 10 and 15 million marks in March 2011 and May 2015 respectively. Currently the car manufacturer has 16 productions running in the market. So we can safely assume that the 25 million mark will be soon hit by the company, earlier than it has hit any other mark.
Electric Vehicle space in India is a project which is heard to be joined by the Suzuki and the Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan. Small commercial vehicle is yet another venture in India launched by the Maruti Suzuki. It is briefed on their website, “Today the production is held at Gurgaon and Manesar plants of Maruti Suzuki and the Gujarat plant of Suzuki Motor Gujarat, Suzuki’s 100% subsidiary to produce automobiles in India. At these three production sites, 16 models are being produced including the Dzire, Baleno, Alto, Swift, Wagon R and Vitara Brezza.”