Maruti Suzuki rolls out first millionth car in a year

March 23rd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The country’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, Tuesday became the first automobile company in India to produce one million cars in a year.
“The millionth car manufactured in 2009-10, a glistening red Maruti Suzuki Swift, rolled out from the company’s Manesar plant,” said the company.

Maruti has now joined the elite club of automobile manufacturers like Toytota, General Motors, Volkswagen, Ford, Honda, Renuault, Nissan and its parent company Suzuki, in producing one million cars in a year.

The company is planning to expand the capacity of its Manesar plant by 250,000 units annually.

It will invest around Rs.1,700 crore for this expansion.

Maruti Suzuki’s another production facility is located at Gurgaon with a capacity of 700,000 units.

Total sales by the company during April 2009 to February 2010 were 923,242 units — 791,260 in domestic market and 131,982 in exports.

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