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Maruti Suzuki India passes the 10 million production mark

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Text: / Photos: Suzuki Press | posted March 22, 2011 10:52

Marking production milestones

Suzuki Motor Corporation is pleased to announce that car production at its Indian subsidiary, Maruti Suzuki India, has recently passed the 10 million units milestone, 27 years and three months after production began.

The company, now named Maruti Suzuki India, has since produced and sold models such as the Omni (known in Japan as Every), Gypsy (known in other markets as Jimny), Wagon R, Alto, Swift, SX4, A-star (Alto) and Ritz (known in Europe as Splash) in line with improving Indian road conditions and consumer demand.

Maruti Suzuki India plans to have maximum production capacity of about 1.7 million units per year in 2013. Current Indian domestic market share for passenger cars is 50.14 per cent and in February 2011 Maruti Suzuki sold its highest volume of cars at 111,645 units (including 10,100 for export) - a 15.5 per cent improvement over the same period in 2010.

Locally, Suzuki Philippines carries the Alto and Celerio supermini hatchbacks, both of which are manufactured in India.