Suzuki Charms India, Produces 10 Million Cars in 27 Years
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The latest auto maker to shout “success!” is Suzuki who, with the help of its local subsidiary, Maruti Suzuki, managed to produce, in a little over 27 years, a total of 10 million cars of all shapes and sizes.
Starting with the first model ever produced by the auto maker in India, the Maruti 800 and going through all the other successful models, like the Omni, Gypsy (aka Jimny), Wagon R, Alto, Swift, SX4, A-star (Alto) or Ritz (Splash in Europe), Suzuki's success story is poised to continue in India, as it plans an offensive of new models, spearheaded by the Kizashi.
In the near future, Suzuki plans to increase the output of its two existing Indian plants from 1.2 million units to 1.7 million cars by 2013. As if that wasn't enough, two new Suzuki facilities are in the works, which will bring the production numbers to new heights. Heights that were up until some two years ago never envisioned by the Japanese auto maker.
"This year we have been surprised by the pace of growth in the industry but thanks to our innovations at the production level we have managed to add 200,000 units capacity without investing in a new plant," said in the end of last year Suzuki's director Shinzo Nakanishi.
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