Maruti Suzuki has been exporting cars from India for 35 years, and this February it surpassed the two million mark.
Maruti Suzuki revealed on Monday that it exported 2,05,450 vehicles in calendar year 2021, which is the company’s best ever export figure. This is especially notable because it occurred at a time when the pandemic and the worldwide semiconductor crisis were wreaking havoc on the car industry.
- Maruti Suzuki has been exporting cars since 1986
- The company has so far exported over 21.85 lakh made-in-India vehicles
- Baleno, Dzire, Swift, Spresso and Brezza were most exported models in 2021
Maruti Suzuki exports will be at an all-time high in 2021
Maruti Suzuki sells over a lakh vehicles in the domestic market on a monthly basis, but exporting over 2 lakh vehicles in a calendar year is also a first for the company. The Baleno, Dzire, Swift, Spresso, and Vitara Brezza were Maruti’s top five most exported models last year. Maruti exports 15 models from India, including the export-only LHD Jimny and the all-new Celerio, which was recently released.
Since 1986-87, Maruti Suzuki has started exporting made-in-India vehicles, with the first significant shipment destined for Hungary. Maruti has expanded its network to over 100 countries since then, and the company has exported 21.85 lakh vehicles outside of India in the last 35 years. Latin American countries, ASEAN, Africa, the Middle East, and neighbouring regions are also popular export markets for Maruti Suzuki.
Maruti Suzuki is dedicated to the Government of India’s mission of Make-in-India for the globe,” said the company’s MD and CEO, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa. This achievement underscores customers’ worldwide trust in the quality, technology, reliability, performance, and cost-effectiveness of our vehicles.
Maruti Suzuki is planning a debut in 2022
Maruti has a spate of new launches and revised models planned for this year, making it a highly busy year for the company. The new Maruti Suzuki Baleno, which is slated to debut in the coming months with a complete makeover, will be the first of them to arrive.
Following that, the Vitara Brezza will receive a similar facelift, which is slated to debut around the middle of this year. Maruti Suzuki has also announced improvements for the XL6 and Ertiga MPVs. Additionally, Maruti’s best-selling model, the Alto, is set to get an all-new generation, with a debut planned by the end of the year.