Maruti Suzuki Celerio which was launched last-month and just within 30 days of its launch in the country, it has received over 22,000 bookings, out of which 51% of the bookings are for the automatic variants alone. As the automatic variant of the Celerio is very high, the Maruti India is experiencing difficulty increasing capacity to match the fast-rising demand for the Celerio.
Because the automatic gearshift system is supplied by one overseas supplier (Magneti Marelli of Italy). But the company is planning to shift its AMT production to Manesar in India where it already had its operations in Maruti’s supplier’s park, that too as early as next-year. Thereafter, AMT production would get streamlined especially as many future models of Maruti Suzuki are likely to be fitted with AMT.
According to R C Bhargava, chairman of Maruti Suzuki India –
“You are likely to get delivery only next year. Over the past week, the waiting period for the popular Celerio with AMT has crept up to seven-eight months and beyond from the earlier six months.”
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