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Maruti restarts Nissan Pixo production

by ET Posted on 25 Oct 20123,658 Views Comments

10,000 units of Nissan's Europe bound Pixo to be delivered by Maruti within 2012, production has re-started at the Manesar plant

 

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Maruti Suzuki has re-started production of Pixo, Nissan Europe's entry-level hatchback, from its Manesar plant that was locked out for a month due to worker violence.

 

The Pixo, which is being contract-manufactured by Maruti for Nissan, has been refurbished with a retuned engine that lowers CO2 emissions, helping the vehicle qualify for exemption of road tax and a congestion charge applicable in London, one of the largest markets for small cars in Europe.

 

"We have added 'stop & start' ignition system to Pixo to make it more fuel-efficient and to also conform to new stringent CO2 emission norms across Europe," said a senior Maruti executive. Besides, Maruti has also improved interiors and added new paint colours.

 

Maruti is aiming to sell around 10,000 Pixos to Nissan this year; this will help provide a much-needed boost to exports, which had dipped 13% to 53,054 units in the first half of the current fiscal year.

 

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