Maruti Suzuki has been exporting cars from India for 35 years, and this February it surpassed the two million mark.
Maruti Suzuki announced on Monday that it exported 2,05,450 vehicles in calendar year 2021, the highest number in the company’s history. This is noteworthy because it happened at a time when the pandemic and the global semiconductor crisis were wreaking havoc on the automobile sector.
- Maruti Suzuki has been exporting cars since 1986
- The company has so far exported over 21.85 lakh made-in-India vehicles
- Baleno, Dzire, Swift, Spresso and Brezza were most exported models in 2021
Maruti Suzuki exports will be at an all-time high in 2021
Maruti Suzuki sells over a lakh automobiles per month in India, but exporting more than 2 lakh vehicles in a calendar year is a first for the company. Last year, Maruti’s top five most exported models were the Baleno, Dzire, Swift, Spresso, and Vitara Brezza. Maruti Suzuki exports 15 models from India, including the LHD Jimny, which is only available for export, and the all-new Celerio, which was just unveiled.
Maruti Suzuki began exporting made-in-India vehicles in 1986-87, with the first large cargo going to Hungary. Since then, Maruti has expanded its network to over 100 countries, exporting 21.85 million automobiles outside of India in the last 35 years. Maruti Suzuki’s export markets include Latin American countries, ASEAN, Africa, the Middle East, and neighbouring regions.
Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Maruti Suzuki’s MD and CEO, stated, “Maruti Suzuki is committed to the Government of India’s Make-in-India for the World objective.” This achievement demonstrates our customers’ international confidence in our cars’ quality, technology, reliability, performance, and cost-effectiveness.
Maruti Suzuki is planning a debut in 2022
This year, Maruti Suzuki has a slew of new models and revisions planned, making it a very busy year for the company. The new Maruti Suzuki Baleno will be the first to arrive, with a total redesign set to launch in the coming months.
After that, the Vitara Brezza will get a similar makeover, which is expected to launch in the middle of this year. Improvements to the XL6 and Ertiga MPVs have also been announced by Maruti Suzuki. In addition, Maruti’s best-selling model, the Alto, will be replaced with a brand-new generation by the end of the year.