The Gujarat plant will begin functioning in Feb 2017.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) Chairman Mr RC Bhargava has disclosed to ET Auto that Maruti will receive about 10,000 units of the Maruti Baleno from Suzuki's Gujarat plant this financial year.
Mr Bhargava said:
The whole project (Gujarat) is on schedule. We will be selling cars from made in Gujarat from February. That remains, there is no change in that. During this financial year about 10,000 cars from Gujarat will be produced and delivered to us for sale.
This is likely to help reduce the waiting period for new customers and allow Maruti to push more volumes into the market. As stated by Mr Bhargava, the cars from Gujarat will reach Maruti in February. It also allows Suzuki to increase export volumes to markets where the Baleno customer is facing a similar situation.
Suzuki's new plant in Gujarat will also produce the next generation Suzuki Swift and Swift Dzire. The production plant will commence operations with an initial capacity of 150,000 cars a year.
[Source: ET Auto]