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Maruti Suzuki Exports 1 Millionth Car From Gujarat


The homegrown carmaker’s cumulative exports cross 1.8 million units

 

  • An Oxford Blue Dzire was the one millionth model to be shipped from Mundra port .
  • Mundra Port is Maruti Suzuki’s second car terminal port aside from Mumbai.
  • This port caters to export in Latin American, Far Eastern and European markets.
  • Maruti Suzuki currently ships to 125 countries with a range of 14 models.
  • The Alto K10, Celerio, Baleno, Ignis and Dzire make up most of the exports
  • Strong export figures should give the company a boost to tackle its domestic slowdown.

Maruti Suzuki, like most carmakers in India, has been suffering over the past year or so with the worst automotive slowdown in two decades. This slowdown has led to a chain reaction with Maruti having to constantly halt production to adjust inventory. While its domestic situation doesn’t look too good at the moment, there has finally been a silver lining for the company in the international market. The carmaker has announced that it has crossed a milestone of one-million cars exported from the Mundra Port in Gujarat. The one millionth car was an Oxford Blue Dzire heading to Chile from Mundra.

The Mundra Port is Maruti Suzuki’s second car terminal port aside from Mumbai, which commenced exports in 2009. This port caters to export in Latin American, Far Eastern and European markets of Maruti Suzuki. The port also features a stockyard along with a Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) facility. 

With this achievement, Maruti Suzuki’s cumulative exports have crossed over 1.8 million units with shipments to more than 125 countries. Currently, Maruti Suzuki exports over 14 models, with the Alto K10, Celerio, Baleno, Ignis and Dzire making up most of the exports. This achievement further aligns with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Make In India’ that aims to reduce imports and have more emphasis on localised products. This silver lining could give the carmaker a boost to help curb its troubles in the domestic market, but that will be a long journey ahead. 

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