When I think about Maruti Suzuki, the first thing that comes to my mind is the red colored Maruti Suzuki 800 car. It is an icon of the Indian automobile industry. Maruti Suzuki India Limited is the company that first mass produced cars in
Maruti currently has two manufacturing facilities- one in Gurgaon, and the other in Manesar South of
The Manesar facility, located in Manesar, South of New Delhi, was launched in 2007. It has a vehicle assembly plant with a production capacity of 100,000 units per year and a diesel engine plant that can produce 100,000 engines and transmissions. The combined capacity of the two plants is more than 700,000 units per year.
Currently Maruti Suzuki produces fifteen models. They are:
Maruti Versa: The second microvan from Maruti Suzuki. Basically a clone of Suzuki Every Landy. There are two basic versions of this car- the 8-seater DX/DX2 versions, and the 5-seater STD version. The car entered the Indian market in October 2001. About seventy percent of its parts are made in
Maruti Esteem: The Maruti Esteem is the popular sedan car of
Maruti Baleno: It is the first luxury car produced by the company. It was made to compete with Honda City and Mitsubishi Lancer. In
Maruti Swift Dzire: Launched on
Maruti Suzuki SX4: Another stylish sedan from Maruti Suzuki launched in 2007.
The car is equipped with 1.6 litre gasoline engine. The car measures 4,490 mm in length and 1,735 mm in width. The car comes with adjustable outside rear-view mirror, 15inch large wheels, arched bumpers and wrap-around head and tail lamps. In the 10th Indian Auto Expo a Prussian Blue Pearl SX4 hatchback will be on display.
Hatchback city car
Maruti 800: A small compact city car and the flagship product of the company. The Maruti 800 is a rebadged version of Suzuki Alto. The car was first produced in 1984 and remained the top car in India till 2004. More than a million units of Maruti 800 has been sold around the world. Because of the iconic status of the car in
Maruti Alto: It is the Indian version of Suzuki Alto. The car was first released on
Maruti Ritz: Another hatchback city car from Maruti launched on
Maruti A-Star: This is the first environment friendly hatchback produced from scrapped parts of various cars. This car does not have harmful materials like mercury, cadmium and lead. The Maruti A-Star is available in three categories- Maruti A-Star Lxi, Maruti A-Star Vxi and Maruti A-Star Zxi.
Maruti Wagon R: The Maruti Wagon R is the Indian version of Suzuki Wagon R, one of the most popular cars in
Maruti Zen Estilo: Maruti Zen Estilo is the rebadged version of Maruti Zen. “Estilo” is a Spanish word, which means style. The car was set to compete with Hyundai Santro, Tata Indica. From the design perspective, you can call it a stylish Wagon R. The car was launched in December 2006. The new Maruti Zen Estilo is targeted toward those people who want a stylish, good looking and a comfortable car at a reasonable price.
Maruti Swift: Maruti Swift is a stylish hatchback compact car featuring Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDI) technology. The car is run by a DDiS engine which is produced at the company’s Manesar plant. The car was launched in
Maruti gypsy: The Maruti Gypsy is a low cost four wheel drive SUV. The design of the vehicle is based on the Suzuki Jimny SJ series. The jeep is also widely used in
Maruti Grand Vitara:This luxury SUV can run on both on city roads and rough roads and is cheaper than Honda CRV. The vehicle is packed with all the luxury features including power windows, locking doors and mirrors. It also has remote entry system and adjustable steering.
- In 2007-2008 session, Maruti Suzuki produced 7,64,842 cars. Of these, 53,024 were exported.
- Maruti Suzuki annually exports more than 50,000 cars and sales more than 7,30,000 cars in
per year. India
December 14, 1983, the company rolled out its first production car. Since then, it produced more than six million cars for Indian consumers.
- Through 2004, Maruti produced more than 5 million vehicles.
- More than 50% of the shop floor employees are trained in
- More than half the cars sold in India, belongs to Maruti Suzuki India Limited.
- The company is listed on National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in
- Maruti Swift was the largest selling car in A2 segment.
- Maruti Swift, Maruti Swift dzire,Maruti A-star and Maruti SX4 are maufactured in Manesar. Grand Vitara is imported from
as a completely built unit (CBU). The remaining models are manufactured in Maruti Suzuki's Gurgaon Plant. Japan
- Not only Maruti is famous for its cars but also as employer. In
, for young engineers and managers, Maruti is the most favorite employer. About 75000 people are directly employed by Maruti and its partners. India
- Another major reason, for Maruti’s success is its high quality customer service. For ten years in a row, the company came out as the number one for customer satisfaction among Indian car makers in an annual survey conducted by J. D. Power and Associates, a reputed marketing research firm.