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Maruti Suzuki exports 1 millionth car from Gujarat’s Mundra Port

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

India’s largest car manufacturer by sales volume has achieved yet another milestone. The brand has exported their 1 millionth car from the Mundra Port located in Gujarat. The car which was exported was a blue coloured Maruti Suzuki Dzire compact-sedan and this 1 millionth unit was heading to Chile. The Mundra port in Gujarat caters to the Latin American, Far Easter and European markets for exports for the Maruti Suzuki range of cars.

This highlights the brands focus towards Make-In-India / Made-In-India philosophy, and to product global cars from our market.

The Mundra port in Gujarat is the 2nd car terminal port which has started vehicle exports since 2009 for Maruti Suzuki. Exporting a large number of cars from here, Maruti Suzuki has set up a Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) facility in the stockyard at the port. Maruti Suzuki at the moment exports cars which includes Alto K10, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire and other car models as well. Maruti Suzuki also exports cars from India making use of the Mumbai port.

Dzire is a popular compact-sedan in India and it leads the sub-4 metre segment by a huge margin compared to rivals which include the Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, Tata Tigor and the likes. The Dzire which got a new model more than a year back is now due for a mid-life make over. For now, the Dzire is sold in petrol and diesel engine options, both of which get an AMT gearbox option. What remains unclear is whether from April 2020, Maruti Suzuki will have a diesel engine option for the Dzire as the current 1.3L Fiat-sourced diesel motor will be axed as it does not meet the BS VI emission norms.

The Maruti Suzuki Dzire comes with features such as ABS, EBD, BA, Dual front airbags, reverse parking sensors, reversing camera, etc. For comfort and convenience, it gets a fully automatic climate control.