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Maruti Suzuki has become the first automaker in India to achieve this milestone.

Maruti Suzuki reached the cumulative sales milestone of 25 million cars and SUVs, becoming the first manufacturer to set this record.

The 25 million vehicle sales milestone was reached 40 years after Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan signed a joint venture agreement with Maruti Udyog, the predecessor of Maruti Suzuki, in 1982.

  1. Maruti Suzuki surpasses the production milestone of 25 million vehicles in November 2022
  2. About 2.1 million hybrid, CNG models have been sold so far
  3. Suzuki to launch six new electric vehicles by 2030 in India

This sales milestone comes after more than two months of Maruti Suzuki’s cumulative achievement Quantity over 25 million units in November, becoming the only Indian company to achieve this milestone in passenger vehicle production.

Maruti Suzuki started making cars 40 years ago

The company started operations in 1983 and brought to market the car that put India on wheels – the Maruti 800 – which today has two state-of-the-art production facilities, located at Gurugram and Manesar in Haryana. Both facilities together have a production capacity of 1.5 million units per year.

Maruti Suzuki took 23 years from the start of production to surpass 5 million sales in February 2006, the next 5 million took 6 years. The number grew even faster after that with an increase from 10 million to 20 million units in seven years. The final 5 million units took just four years, with the 25 million mark being surpassed earlier this month.

Currently, Maruti Suzuki sells 17 models in India and is working to make hybrid and CNG models more popular. Maruti Suzuki has so far achieved cumulative sales of its hybrid and CNG models of around 2.1 million units.

Maruti Suzuki sells more than 1.5 million units by 2022

In 2022, Maruti Suzuki sold more than 1.5 million units, recording an annual growth of 15%. Its smaller cars like Celerio, CHEAP prescription, Fast, ignition, Baleno accounted for most of the brand’s growth – with 869,040 units accounting for 55% of Maruti Suzuki’s sales in 2022. The automaker’s SUV and MPV models contributed 21% of total sales in the year. last with 3,37,157 units.

Its entry-level models, Alto and S-Presso – with 2,27,824 units sold – recorded a drop of more than 17% due to a sharp drop in demand in the mass market segment.

Maruti Suzuki has an estimated order backlog of 350,000 units. It would have worked better if production hadn’t been affected at different times of the year due to semiconductor supply chain issues.

Maruti Suzuki ranks second in sales of MPV, SUV

In the ongoing fiscal year 2023, Maruti Suzuki is in second place in terms of Multi-Purpose Vehicle (UV) sales, behind Tata engine. Despite the semiconductor crisis, from April to December 2022, Maruti Suzuki sold 2,60,172 SUVs and MPVs, a growth of 22% year-on-year. However, Maruti’s growth in this segment is slower than both Tata and Mahindra – both with more UV models.

The Brezza has been a popular choice in the compact SUV segment.

The automaker is expected to regain UV market share with the new Grand Vitara coupled with sustained demand for the new model. Brezza and Ertiga.

Six new Maruti electric vehicles by 2030

Suzuki recently announced that it will have six new electric cars in India by 2030. The first all-electric Maruti will hit Indian roads in 2025 and it will be the production version of the Maruti. eVX The midsize SUV concept is on display at Auto Expo 2023. Maruti Suzuki will focus on smaller, mass-market electric vehicles.

Soon, Maruti Suzuki will hit the market SUV Fronx and what is expected by many people Off-road vehicle Jimny. These two models made their global debut at Auto Expo 2023 and pre-orders for them are already underway.

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