Maruti Suzuki India beats Japanese parent with this achievement, sets record!
India became the fastest country to reach 20 million units in just 34 years and 5 months since starting production in December 1983. Not only this, India also becomes the second nation after Japan where Suzuki has reached this milestone. Thereby, Maruti has overtaken Suzuki, which took all of 45 years and 9 months to reach this mark in Japan.
For Japanese auto firm Suzuki Motor Corporation, India is the land where everything its unit here, Maruti Suzuki, makes, turns to gold. So much so, that India is giving Japan lessons on how to get things right and turn into a dominating actor across a wide swathe of auto segments. The performance has been so effective that it has beaten parent Suzuki hollow with this new record. Maruti Suzuki has achieved an accumulated automobile production of 20 million units in India. India became the fastest country to reach 20 million units in just 34 years and 5 months since starting production in December 1983. Not only this, India also becomes the second nation after Japan where Suzuki has reached this milestone. Thereby, Maruti has overtaken Suzuki, which took all of 45 years and 9 months to reach this mark in Japan.
Of the 20 million units, Alto was the most produced model with approximately 3.17 million units, while Maruti Swift, produced at Gujarat Plant, was the 20 millionth model, the statement said.
Notably, Suzuki’s automobile production in India started in December 1983 with its first model, the Maruti 800 by Maruti Udyog, which is the former company of the present Maruti Suzuki. Since then, production units and Maruti car models have been increasing to meet the expanding needs of the growing economy in India.
Today, Maruti Suzuki cars are being produced at Gurgaon and Manesar Plants, as well as Gujarat Plant of Suzuki Motor Gujarat, Suzuki’s 100% subsidiary to produce automobiles in India. At these three production sites, 16 models are produced including the Dzire, Baleno, Alto, Swift, WagonR, and Vitara Brezza, said the report.
In FY2017, approximately 1.78 million units were produced in India, of which 1.65 million units were sold in India's domestic market and 130,000 units were exported to over 100 countries and regions including Europe, Japan, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Notably, the auto company crossed the first 1 million-unit milestone in March 1994, and went on to reach 10 million units in March 2011.
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Further, Maruti Suzuki reportedly crossed the 15 million-unit cumulative production milestone in India in May 2015, and the top five produced models are Alto (3.17 million), Maruti 800 (2.91 million), Wagon R (2.13 million), Omni (1.94 million) and Swift (1.94 million).