Suzuki achieves production of 20 Million Units in India; Breaks previous record of Japan

Suzuki Motor Corporation has achieved a new milestone. The carmaker has accumulated production of 20 million automobile units in India.

Suzuki 20 million Maruti Suzuki Swift Gujarat plant 2018

India becomes the second country after Japan in which Suzuki has reached this milestone. India is now also the fastest country to reach 20 million units in just 34 years and 5 months since starting production in December 1983. It has broken the previous record of 45 years and 9 months of Japan.

Out of all these 20 million units made, the Alto was the most produced model with approximately 3.17 million units. The 20 millionth car that was manufactured was the new generation Swift which rolled out from the Gujarat plant.

Suzuki’s automobile production in India started in December 1983 with its first model, the Maruti 800 by Maruti Suzuki, which was then known as Maruti Udyog. Since then, production units and models were increased to meet the expanding needs owing to the growing economy in India.

Today, production is held at Gurgaon and Manesar Plants of Maruti Suzuki, as well as Gujarat Plant of Suzuki Motor Gujarat, Suzuki’s 100% subsidiary to produce automobiles in India. At these three production sites, 16 models are produced including the Dzire, Baleno, Alto, Swift, WagonR, and Vitara Brezza.

In FY2017, approximately 1.78 million units were produced in India, of which 1.65 million units were sold in India domestic and 1,30,000 units were exported to over 100 countries and regions including Europe, Japan, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Suzuki Milestones in India:

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 Suzuki models made in India:

1: Alto – 3.17 million units
2: Maruti 800 – 2.91 million units
3: WagonR – 2.13 million units
4: Omni – 1.94 million units
5: Swift – 1.94 million units


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