The Japanese automaker Isuzu Motors India plans to launch a new MPV codenamed RU30 in the Indian market within next two years. This new MPV is expected to compete the likes of Toyota’s Innova in the Indian market. Isuzu currently sells MU-7 SUV and D-Max pickup truck in India. Launch of this new upcoming SUV would lead to extension of Isuzu’s Asian rivalry with its fellow country manufacturer.
Isuzu Motors India President and Managing Director Takashi Kikuchi said, “Isuzu has two products for the Indian market – the MU-7 in the SUV category and the D-MAX in the pickup segment. We have not yet finalized our detailed future product plan. The company has also plans to step up localization to 80% in the next two years and is currently selecting the best Indian suppliers. In addition, it is also gradually building its dealership network that is expected to grow to 60 dealers in the country. For this, Isuzu has hired the services of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which will help to identify quality suppliers by the time these new products are launched”
As per the reports, Isuzu has already made an investment of INR 3000 crores to its local manufacturing facility in Sri City (Tada), Andhra Pradesh. Isuzu will produce 40,000 units of RU30 MPV and 20,000 units of D-Max pickup truck per year. Production of the Isuzu MPV would commence from October this year after which Isuzu expects to launch it in the festive season of 2016. Details regarding technical specifications and features of this new upcoming MPV are not yet available.