Report – Suzuki’s Gujarat plant to produce Maruti Celerio first, ‘YRA’ hatchback next

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014 - 12:22pm IST

The first car to roll out from Suzuki’s upcoming Gujarat facility will be the Maruti Celerio hatchback. The new production house is expected to start operations towards the end of 2016 or early 2017. According to sources, the plant will have annually produce 225,000 vehicles.

Apart from the Celerio, Suzuki’s Gujarat plant will also be tasked to make a new compact hatchback codenamed YRA. However, the YRA is scheduled to go on sale by September 2015 and will initially be produced at Maruti’s Manesar facility, which also makes the Celerio.

Maruti Celerio rear live
The Maruti Celerio will be the first car to roll out from Suzuki’s Gujarat plant.

The new Gujarat plant sees an investment of $485 million (INR 3,000 crores) by parent company Suzuki. Using a 1,190 acre tract of land located about 75 km from Sanand, this plant will contract manufacture cars for Maruti. This way, Maruti will not need to worry about problems such as component sourcing, logistics or even labour agitation (which has troubled the company in recent times).

While this announcement was received with a mixed response, in the recent days, Maruti’s institutional shareholders, comprising seven mutual fund houses which together hold a 3.93 percent stake in the company have raised a red flag citing that this move is “neither fair nor in the interest of shareholders”.

[Source – Autocar India]

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5 thoughts on “Report – Suzuki’s Gujarat plant to produce Maruti Celerio first, ‘YRA’ hatchback next

  1. rohit says:

    just wanna ask could there be any space for the product like swift
    and swift dzire sports/performance edition with 90 bhp VGT ddis engine …better dynamics and handling……

  2. Dr. Nayak says:

    What a horrible name for a mass produced poor quality product (not safe at any speed)!

    1. Dr Jonny (Phd, MS ) says:

      Better than Indian doctors you just want to make money out of ill people

  3. Siddharth says:

    What is the YRA hatchback? Is it positoned above or below Swift?

    1. Hi Siddharth, wish we knew! We are investigating, we suspect it maybe the successor to the Ritz.


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