Suzuki's one million Indian cars
The newly released 2010 Suzuki Wagon R (above).|
Wagon R sales in India in 2009 were 144,898
units (an increase of 7.5% from 2008).
6th May, 2010
Maruti Suzuki in India has announced the celebration of
over one million units production from its two plants at Manesar and Gurgaon, near Delhi, during their
2009 financial year.
Suzuki car production began in India in December 1983 and quickly reached an annual capacity of 50,000
units just two years later. By 1988 this had grown to 100,000 units per annum and 500,000 units by 2004.
A new Suzuki rolls off one of the production lines in India every 16 seconds; helped by the current
workforce of 7,500 employees.
The one million units annual milestone places India on a similar output to that of the Japanese plants,
underlining the importance and major contribution from Maruti Suzuki to the corporations global production
of 2.35 million units in FY2009. Maruti Suzuki has produced a total of 8.8 million units since 1983.
Suzuki has an amazing 54 per cent market share of passenger car sales in India and operates via an 847
strong sales network with over 1,800 service and repair facilities in 1,215 cities and towns across the
country; ensuring customers are never far away from their local dealer. Some of the larger dealers service
up to 250 cars per day in their 50 bay workshops.
Locally, Suzuki Australia is preparing for the release of the new Kizashi mid-size sedan.