Come next month and Maruti Suzuki will begin its operations at the new Gujarat plant. The same was confirmed was Toshihiro Suzuki, President Suzuki Motor Corporation who was on a visit to the country and in attendance at the ongoing Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
As reported by ET Auto, Toshihiro said “Support from government for manufacturing sector is very encouraging for us. Our new automotive plant in Gujarat will start production from next month. I visited the site yesterday and found everything ready” at the event. Read Also: Maruti Ignis reaches dealerships ahead of January 13th launch
Maruti Suzuki aims at producing a total of 7,50,000 units from this newly manufactured plant. From the automaker’s portfolio, the Baleno will be the first product to be manufactured here, easing the pressure on the automaker’s two Haryana based plants are facing at the moment. Read Also: Maruti Suzuki Ignis – All you need to know
Running at their full capacity, these plants are still not able to meet the demand which has surged up after the launch of the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Baleno itself Currently, the waiting period for both these cars, individually, stands at up to 4 to 5 months. Read More: 2017 Suzuki Swift to come with additional accessories; India bound Maruti Swift likely to offer similar package
Maruti is going to launch the Ignis urban compact hatchback on the 13th of January this year. The bookings of the same have already commenced and even before the launch, the waiting period currently stands in between 8 to 12 weeks. This will be followed by the launch of the Baleno RS, which is further makes things exhaustive for Maruti Suzuki.
The Gujarat plant holds quite a lot of importance for Maruti Suzuki in India. This year we are also going to witness the launch of the next-gen Dzire followed by the next-gen Swift. Both these cars are expected to be manufactured at this new Gujarat facility only.
In the near future, Maruti is planning to further expand its operations in the state of Gujarat.