The country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India announced earlier today that they sold their 1 crore (10 millionth) in India earlier today. The 10 millionth Maruti Suzuki car to be sold in India is a red colored Swift Vxi hatchback. The car is already on its way to its owner in Coimbatore, as MSI shipped the car earlier this morning from their unit in Manesar, where it was manufactured.
Maruti Suzuki started selling cars in India 31 years ago in 1981, as Maruti Udyog Limited. Their first car to be sold in India was a M800 small car. In February 2006, MSI sold their 5 millionth car, taking 25 years to reach the milestone figure. While the next 5 million cars were sold in just 6 years, thanks to the meteoric rise in demand for small cars in Indian auto industry. Maruti Udyog Ltd. was renamed to Maruti Suzuki India later in September 2007.
“Maruti Suzuki’s success story is closely linked with the success story of India in the last two decades. Even as India has grown and transformed, Maruti Suzuki has evolved to meet changing demands. We will continue to drive the growth and evolution of India’s car market,” said, Mr. Shinzo Nakanishi, CEO & MD, Maruti Suzuki India, speaking about the record milestone.