Suzuki Motor Gujarat first started operation back in 2014 with the first plant coming into the picture. It takes care of production of the Baleno and Swift. The plant not only sells these cars in India but also exports them across the world. With demand in India growing rapidly for Maruti Suzuki cars, the company has now started operations at its second plant in Gujarat.
After the completion of the second plant in Gujarat, Suzuki Motor India Private Limited (SMIPL) have started production in complete flow. With this, 1.2-litre petrol engine, 5-speed manual and AGS transmissions production operations too have begun. This is the company’s 4th plant in India where Maruti cars are manufactured. However, the second SMG plant will only manufacture the Swift for now.
With both SMG plants having annual production ability of 2,50,000 units, a total of 5,00,000 units can be manufactured. Suzuki Motor is prepped to get its third plant in Gujarat ready by 2020. This would take production capacity in Gujarat up to 7.5 lakh. The company looks to get to the 20 lakh sales units by 2020.
With planned investment of Rs 30,000 crores by MSIL and dealers, the company already has the 30 lakh units per year target in sight. The company also has plans for a lithium-ion battery plant in Gujarat in association with Denso Corp and Toshiba. This would cater to Maruti Suzuki electric cars in the future. By 2030, the company aims sales of 15 lakh EVs per annum.
Maruti Suzuki is on a hot streak of product launches with the next-gen Ertiga having been launched just a couple of months back. Next up Maruti Suzuki have the next-gen Wagon R and the updated Baleno on their launch cards.