Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s largest carmaker, has achieved cumulative production of over 2.5 crores (25 million) units. This makes Maruti Suzuki the only Indian company to date to have achieved this significant milestone in passenger vehicle production. Maruti Suzuki began its operations back in 1983, with its first production facility in Gurugram, Haryana. Today, the company has two manufacturing facilities. The second manufacturing has come up in Manesar in Haryana. Both facilities together can produce 1.5 million units per annum.
How It All Started?
With its first car, the iconic M800, Maruti Suzuki laid down the foundation stone. The car instantly won many hearts and became a household name. Over time, the company adapted to the changing needs of the Indian customers and environment. Thus it scaled up its capability to offer the feature-rich, technologically advanced, and environment-friendly vehicles that we see today.
The company’s manufacturing facilities, along with its vast ecosystem of multi-tier suppliers and dealers, contribute significantly to the nation’s economy as well. It resonates perfectly with the Government of India’s vision of Make-in-India. The company has, over the years, strengthened its exports as well. Currently, Maruti Suzuki exports to around 100 markets worldwide.
The Road Ahead For Maruti Suzuki
As it stands today, Maruti Suzuki offers a choice of 16-passenger vehicle models across various segments for its customers in India. Recently, Maruti Suzuki has been showing keen interest in CNG powertrain options. And hence we are witnessing a slew of new launches from the carmaker.
Currently, we are waiting to see any particular news from the EV space for Maruti Suzuki, which is very interesting. With the world going EV, Maruit Suzuki is still monitoring the situation and feasibility. Given the cost involved, we understand Maruti Suzuki has yet to join the movement. In fact, the company has been quite vocal about staying away from the EV in the recent past. Moreover, Maruti Suzuki is also exploring the hybrid powetrian option, which is quite evident from the recent launch of the Maruti Grand Vitara Sigma Smart Hybrid.