New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) sold 62,996 factory-fitted CNG vehicles in FY 2014-15.
As Maruti Suzuki India Limited looks back on the past 30 years when it has been selling cars in India and revolutionizing passenger car industry in the country, it now looks ahead at the next 30 years with equal aplomb.
Indian company, Maruti Suzuki was to build a car manufacturing plant in Hansalpur, Gujarat. Later, it was revealed that not Maruti Suzuki, but Suzuki India (100% subsidiary of Suzuki, Japan), will build this plant. Some of the Maruti Suzuki investors did not agree, and now investment bankers have been hired for investor nod.
In May 2014, Maruti Suzuki India domestic sales stood at 90,560 units. For the month, exports stood at 10,300. Overall sales increase for last month was 19%. No doubt MSIL’s sales boost is attributed to it’s small car, Celerio, launched in February 2014.
Maruti Suzuki India is slated to launch a new midsized sedan by the end of this year. Called Ciaz, this new sedan will make its global premiere at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo in Greater Noida next week. This is the same sedan which Maruti had been caught testing on Indian roads, and was code-named as YL1. The all new Ciaz sedan, once launched, will replace SX4 sedan.
Soon to be launched in India, as a replacement for their existing A Star hatchback, Maruti Celerio was recently spied before launch. To feature India’s first clutch-less transmission technology, Celerio will be offered in petrol option, along with a probable diesel engine.
India’s leading car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India Limited posted flat sales in domestic markets during October 2013, the festive month during which sales increase. But that was not the case this year. The festive season failed to add an expected sparkle in sales like every year.
For the 9th consecutive year, Maruti Suzuki is the most considered nameplate with 37% of all shoppers eventually buying a car from them.