Maruti Suzuki Becomes India’s #1 Car Exporter: Ships 200,000 Cars To Other Nations, 26 Lakh Cars Exported Since 1986!
2021 has been a rough year for Automobile Manufacturers all over the world. Shortage of semiconductors, disruptions in supply chains have deepened their sales. But there is always a silver lining. And Maruti Suzuki has just announced it.
Maruti Suzuki exported the highest number of cars in 2021
Recently, Maruti Suzuki announced that it had exported a total of 205,450 units from its manufacturing facilities in India in 2021. According to the company, the sales is its highest ever. At the same time, the company underlined its commitment to the Make in India initiative announced by the Indian government.
Maruti also claimed that its vehicles are gaining more and more acceptance in several markets across the world.
“This milestone reflects the confidence of customers around the world in the quality, technology, reliability, performance, and cost-effectiveness of our cars. We thank our parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, and their distributors across global markets for their reach and support, especially in such challenging times,” said Kenichi Ayukawa, MD, and CEO, Maruti Suzuki.
First Maruti was exported from India in 1986
Maruti is India’s largest passenger vehicle manufacturer. The company exports its cars from India to more than 100 countries. The first batch of exported in 1986 to Hungary. Since then and till date, the company has exported around 21.85 lakh units with markets in Latin America, Africa, and ASEAN countries being key target areas.
At present, Maruti Suzuki exports around 15 models from India to markets abroad. The most popular of these are Baleno, Dzire, Swift, S-Presso and Brezza. The company also manufactures and exports Jimny from here. The off-roader is exclusively for foreign markets.
Much like most other car manufacturers in India Maruti Suzuki, has had to face up to big challenges in 2021. The global semiconductor shortage has resulted in supply chain disruptions caused an order backlog that the company is trying to meet. Production timelines have also been impacted by localized lockdown in various parts of the country during the second wave of the pandemic.
Maruti is gearing up back once again as the company has lined up several new launches for this calendar year. This year, new Brezza and Baleno will hit the market as both of them have been spotted under camouflage and on trail runs.