Suzuki Reaches Huge Milestone, Crosses 20 Million Cars Production in India

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd India’s Largest car maker has reached a unique milestone that of cumulative automobile production of 20 million cars in India. With this, India becomes the second country after Japan where Suzuki has reached this milestone. Suzuki Motor Corp started its journey in India through a joint venture with Maruti Udyog, reached the first milestone of 20 million units in 34 years and 5 months since starting production, this was in December 1983. This broke the record of 45 years and 9 months in Japan.

Suzuki 20 Million

Suzuki, at present, produces automobiles in the country through Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, in which it holds 56.21% stake along with Suzuki Motor Gujarat that supplies exclusively to the Indian operations. Maruti Suzuki produces cars at Gurgaon and Manesar plants, Suzuki Motor Gujarat rolls out vehicles from its Mehsana facility. “Of the 20 million units, Alto was the most produced model with approximately 3.17 million units,” Suzuki Motor said, adding the company crossed this milestone in India with the newly launched Swift produced at the Gujarat plant.

Suzuki 20 million

In 2017-18, around 1.78 million units were produced in India, of which 1.65 million units were sold in the domestic market and 1,30,000 units were exported to over 100 countries and regions including Europe, Japan, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Suzuki Motor said. The company had crossed the first 1 million units milestone in March 1994 and went on to reach 10 million units in March 2011. It crossed the 15 million units cumulative production milestone in India in May 2015. The top five produced models are Alto (3.17 million), Maruti 800 (2.91 million), Wagon R (2.13 million), Onmi (1.94 million) and Swift (1.94 million).

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The Japanese small car major began its automobile production in India in December 1983 with its first model, the Maruti 800 by Maruti Udyog. At present, 16 models, including the Dzire, Baleno, Alto, Swift, WagonR, and Vitara Brezza, are produced at the three plants.

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