Maruti Suzuki’s cumulative exports cross 15 lakh vehicles

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New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Friday said it has attained cumulative exports of 15 lakh vehicles.

The automobile manufacturer said these vehicles have been exported to over 100 countries including Europe, Latin America and Africa.

According to the car maker, although exports business is inherently subject to economic and policy changes in the destination countries, the company has been able to maintain an upward trend in exports over the years.

“Maruti Suzuki has consistently maintained a presence in international markets, regularly offering new products and reaching out to new countries,” said Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Maruti Suzuki.

“Our products like Zen, A-Star, Maruti 800 and Alto have made a mark overseas, including in the most competitive markets of Europe.”

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Akayuwa said the company’s premium hatchback Baleno, manufactured exclusively in India, became the first car to be exported from India to Japan early this year.

“It has become a symbol of the Make in India mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and taken India’s exports story to a new level,” Ayukawa added.

The company stated that in 2015-16, the top five exported models for the company were Alto, Swift, Celerio, Baleno and Ciaz.

“Among destinations, Sri Lanka, Chile, Philippines, Peru and Bolivia emerged as the top markets for Maruti Suzuki export models,” the car maker said in a statement.

“The newly launched light commercial vehicle, Super Carry, is also exported to South Africa and Tanzania and will be exported to SAARC countries in the future.”

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