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4 June 2018

Suzuki Achieves Accumulated Automobile Production of 20 Million Units in India

Swift (equipped with Safety Package)

Suzuki Motor Corporation has achieved accumulated automobile production of 20 million units in India. India becomes the second country after Japan in which Suzuki has reached this milestone, and the fastest country to reach 20 million units in just 34 years and 5 months since starting production in December 1983, breaking the record of 45 years and 9 months in Japan. Of the 20 million units, Alto was the most produced model with approximately 3.17 million units. Swift produced at Gujarat Plant was the 20 millionth model.

Suzuki’s automobile production in India started in December 1983 with its first model, the Maruti 800 by Maruti Udyog, the former company of the present Maruti Suzuki. Since then, production units and models were increased to meet the expanding needs owing to the growing economy in India.
Today, production is held at Gurgaon and Manesar Plants of Maruti Suzuki, as well as Gujarat Plant of Suzuki Motor Gujarat, Suzuki’s 100% subsidiary to produce automobiles in India. At these three production sites, 16 models are produced including the Dzire, Baleno, Alto, Swift, WagonR, and Vitara Brezza. In FY2017, approximately 1.78 million units were produced in India, of which 1.65 million units were sold in India domestic and 130,000 units were exported to over 100 countries and regions including Europe, Japan, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

<Trends in production units>

Start of production Dec 1983
1 million units Mar 1994
5 million units Apr 2005
10 million units Mar 2011
15 million units May 2015
20 million units Jun 2018

<Top 5 models>

Top Model Displacement Units
1 Alto 800/1000cc 3.17 million
2 Maruti 800 800cc 2.91 million
3 WagonR 1000cc 2.13 million
4 Omni 800cc 1.94 million
5 Swift 1200/1300cc 1.94 million