Maruti-Suzuki Passenger vehincle Sales Milestone reached 20 MILLION
Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker recently crossed the 20 million sales milestone.
Maruti Suzuki was the first to enter the market and it enjoys the advantage of early mover. In a span of nearly 37 years, the company has achieved this milestone. The company has two plants – one in Gurgaon and the other in Manesar.
Speaking on the achievement, Maruti Suzuki India’s MD and CEO, Kenichi Ayukawam said, “We would like to thank all our valued customers, business partners, Government, investors and all stakeholders. The 20 million production milestone is a testimony of trust in brand Maruti Suzuki. For over three decades, Maruti Suzuki has worked to listen and meet the evolving customer aspirations with contemporary products of global quality. We are committed to serve customers with products and services, which are best in quality, safety and ahead in technology.
HOW IT BEGAN
Maruti Suzuki entered the Indian car market in 1983 with its first car, the Maruti 800 SS80. It quickly became the leader with not much players all around. It launched models like 800, Alto, Zen, Wagon R few years later. The 10 million mark was reached in March 2011, i.e., 25 years since the launch of its first car, but the next 10 million cars were sold in just around 8.5 years, which truly shows the progress Maruti Suzuki has made to become the undisputed leader in the industry.
Currently Maruti Suzuki has an extensive product portfolio, which includes hatchbacks, sedans, crossovers, MPVs and SUVs. Erstwhile focused more on the hatchback segment, Maruti Suzuki is now leading most of the segments in which its products exist. It includes several cars: Alto 800, Alto K10, Wagon R, Ignis, Celerio, Eeco, S Presso, Baleno, Vitara Brezza, Swift, Dzire, Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 and Super Carry, its only commercial vehicle. The carmaker also sells many factory fitted CNG cars as well as the smart hybrid vehicles. It has also rolled out many BS 6 cars ahead of the timeline.
Maruti Suzuki ended the FY 18-19 with its highest ever total sales of 18,62,449 units, growing by 4.7 percent over the previous year. The sales included 17,53,700 units sold in the domestic market and 1,08,749 units sold in the export market. The company’s best-selling models include Dzire, Baleno, Vitara Brezza, Alto and WagonR.
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