India’s largest four-wheeler manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, has reached a new milestone. The company has delivered a total of 20 million passenger vehicles in the Indian market. Although the 20 million deliveries are in terms of cumulative sales, it makes Maruti Suzuki the only company in the country to have achieved this.
Maruti Suzuki has achieved this feat in less than 37 years of selling its first car during the December of 1983. While the company took 27 years to hit the first 10 million, they took a record breaking eight years to achieve the next ten.
Maruti Suzuki has truly evolved as a manufacturer and offers a wide range of passenger vehicles today. The company started with the Maruti 800, an iconic and much sought after car, even today.
The 800 gave Maruti a strong foothold in the industry, and was commonly referred to as ‘for the people’ company, manufacturing ‘for the people’ cars.
Thanking customers for choosing Maruti Suzuki vehicles over the last 37 years, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer at Maruti Suzuki India Limited said that the company was overwhelmed with this new record.
Mr Ayukawa said, “Achieving this milestone is a great accomplishment for Maruti Suzuki, as well as our suppliers and dealer partners. We are thankful for the immense trust placed in us by the customers, long-lasting partnerships with our stakeholders as well as the support extended by the Government. Maruti Suzuki was incorporated with a mission to put India on wheels. A mission where every Indian family could fulfill its dream of owning a car, which we continue to work towards.”
He added, “We are committed to bring value to the lives of our customers and delight them through our global technologies, and emphasis on safety and superior quality. This is complemented by an extensive sales and after-sales service network.”
“While Maruti Suzuki continues to contribute to the Indian economy and create employment opportunities across the value chain, the Company is committed to giving back to society. Maruti Suzuki continuously invests in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in the areas of community development (health, education, water & sanitation, infrastructure), road safety and skill development,” he said in closing.
Maruti Suzuki now plans to support the government’s decision for cleaner and greener mobility solutions. Along with its parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, the company plans to launch a small electric vehicle for the Indian masses.