Suzuki’s Gujarat plant sees its first export model

14th Apr 2018 7:30 am

All-new Swift hatchback shipped to South Africa from Mumbai port; the Gujarat plant is Suzuki 's 100-percent-owned manufacturing subsidiary.

Suzuki Motor Corporation’s 100-percent-owned automobile manufacturing subsidiary in Gujarat saw its first model being exported in the form of the all-new Swift hatchback. Suzuki Motor Gujarat (SMG) also manufactures the much-in-demand Maruti Baleno hatchback.

Production of the all-new Swift started at SMG in January 2018. It was shipped from Mumbai Port to South Africa, with Maruti Suzuki as its merchant exporter. 

Export of vehicles from India is expanding to over 100 countries and regions including Europe, Japan, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In FY2018, Maruti Suzuki India exported a total of 1,23,903 units (+1.53 percent growth).

SMG was incorporated in 2014. Plant No.1 of SMG started operations in February 2017 with annual production capacity of 2,50,000 units. Plant No.2 is being constructed and will start operations in the beginning of 2019, while Plant No.3 is also being planned. The total annual production capacity of these three plants would be 7,50,000 units.

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