The Japanese automobile giant, Suzuki makes a sale of 20 million vehicles in India. The automobile manufacturer hit its sales mark yesterday, which is considered to be faster than the sales made in Japan. These 20 million vehicles include those produced at the Gurgaon and Manesar plants by Maruti Suzuki and those produced at the Gujarat plant by Suzuki Motor. This is Suzuki’s first highest sales mark among all its foreign automobile markets.
According to the Japanese automobile manufacturer, Alto is the most manufactured Suzuki vehicle in India. Out of the 20 million vehicles sold, 3.17 million were Altos, which in itself is a record in the Indian market. Suzuki has been making an impression in the domestic market on a large scale for the FY 18. Sixteen vehicles are in production at the facilities in Gurgaon, Manesar, and Gujarat. These 16 vehicles include Baleno, Dzire, Wagon R, Alto, Vitara Brezza, and Swift. The high sales mark was the result of a combined effort by Suzuki’s subsidiaries, Suzuki Motor Gujarat Pvt. Ltd. and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
Vehicles that follow Alto, contributing to the high sales figure are Maruti 800 at 2.91 million units, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R at 2.13 million units, Omni at 1.94 million units, and Maruti Suzuki Swift at 1.94 million units. Other vehicles such as Dzire Facelift 2018, Vitara Brezza, and Baleno, are all exhibiting great sales figures. Suzuki achieved the set 20-million sales mark within a span of 45 years and 9 months in Japan while in India, the sales hit the mark within 34 years and 5 months.
Suzuki started producing vehicles for the domestic market in 1983 with the launch of its first model, Maruti 800. The firm, known at the time of its inception as Maruti Udyog, run by the India government at the time, on merging with Suzuki became a major shareholder in the domestic automobile market. Maruti Suzuki is its largest subsidiary and contributes to over half of its sales volume. The company reached its first million sales mark in May 1994.