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Suzuki achieves 20 million production milestone in India

S Ronendra Singh New Delhi | Updated on September 13, 2019 Published on June 04, 2018

Alto retained its number one position by selling 2,58,539 units.

 

Suzuki Motor Corporation (Japan) on Monday said it has achieved accumulated automobile production of 20 million units in India.

"India becomes the second country after Japan in which Suzuki has reached this milestone, and the fastest country to reach 20 million units in just 34 years and 5 months since starting production in December 1983, breaking the record of 45 years and 9 months in Japan,” the company said in a statement.

Of the 20 million units, Alto was the most produced model with around 3.17 million units. Swift produced at Gujarat plant was the 20 millionth model, it said.

Suzuki’s automobile production in India started in December 1983 with its first model, the Maruti 800 by Maruti Udyog, the former company of the present Maruti Suzuki.

Since then, production units and models were increased to meet the expanding needs owing to the growing economy in India.

Today, production is on at Gurugram and Manesar plants of Maruti Suzuki, as well as the Gujarat plant of Suzuki Motor Gujarat, Suzuki’s 100 per cent 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.

In 2016-17, around 1.78 million units were produced in India, of which 1.65 million units were sold in India domestic and 1.30 lakh units were exported to over 100 countries and regions including Europe, Japan, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, the company added.

Published on June 04, 2018
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