May 19, 2004
Suzuki Announces Diesel Engine Production at Maruti
We are pleased to announce that Suzuki Motor Corporation will start the production of diesel engines at Maruti Udyog Limited in 2006. Suzuki's decision has been made to meet growing demands for diesel-engine vehicles in the Indian market.
Suzuki Motor Corporation has entered into a Product License Agreement with FIAT AUTO S.p.A (Italy) and Adam Opel AG (Germany) to obtain Technology for manufacturing 4-cylindar 1.3L diesel engines with Common Rail Injection System at Maruti Udyog Limited from the end of 2006.

(Company Outline of Maruti Udyog Limited)
Company name:
Maruti Udyog Limited
Location:   Main office – New Delhi
Plant – Gurgaon, Haryana
Site area: 1,200,000m2
Building area: 300,000m2
Representatives:   Chairman – Shinzo Nakanishi
Managing Director – Jagdish Khattar
Capital :   1,445 million INR (approx. 3.7 billion Yen)
Sales in 2003:   113 billion INR (approx. 280 billion Yen)
No. of employees:   3,400 as of March 2003
Production in 2003:   470,000 units
Models produced:   Mini vehicles (Maruti 800, Omni, Gypsy, Esteem, Zen, Baleno,
Wagon R+, Alto, Versa)