Maruti Suzuki started operations from its Gurgaon facility in 1983 and currently, offers as many as 16 models.
Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday announced that it has achieved cumulative production of over 2.5 crore units since it started operations in the country in 1983. No wonder Maruti Suzuki is also the only Indian company to achieve this milestone in passenger car manufacturing.
Maruti started its operations in the early 1980s at its factory in Gurgaon, Haryana. The M800 was the first model to be launched from here and dominated India’s personal mobility landscape for years. But as the years passed, the company expanded its product portfolio and currently, offers as many as 16 models across the spectrum.
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These models come out of Maruti Suzuki’s two manufacturing facilities – one in Gurgaon and the other in Manesar – with a production capacity of 15 lakh units per year. “2022 marks 40 years of Suzuki’s partnership with the people of India Crossing the milestone of 25 million cumulative production this year is a testament to Suzuki’s continued commitment and partnership with the people of India,” said Hisashi Takeuchi, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki. “I am grateful to all employees for this opportunity. Maruti Suzuki, our vendor partner and dealer partner. It is with their commitment and support that Maruti Suzuki has been able to fulfill the dream of owning a car for millions of people.”
But Maruti Suzuki remains the undisputed leader in the Indian car space, with rivals not only emerging on the scene but some even claiming the crown and throne. Hyundai and Tata Motors are currently number two and three in terms of sales while others like Mahindra, Kia and Toyota continue to strive to scale up. In times of ever-evolving competition, Maruti Suzuki has also had to adapt. While small cars and hatchbacks have taken the company to dizzying heights, it recognizes changing buyer patterns and preferences that are gradually moving towards larger vehicles, primarily SUVs. Maruti’s Brezza is a top-seller in the sub-compact SUV space and the recently launched Grand Vitara mid-size SUV has also had a solid start. This year alone, Maruti Suzuki has been busy and launched facelifted versions of models like the XL6, Ertiga, Baleno, Alto and Brezza.
Date of first publication: 02 Nov 2022, 13:38 PM IST