India's well known car maker Maruti Suzuki is moving very close to 1 MILLION sales mark of its best seller - The Maruti Suzuki Alto. Shortly after its launch 8 years ago, the Maruti Suzuki Alto kicked off its own sister car, the Maruti Suzuki 800 which was MSIL's best seller until that point in time.
The Alto's sales has grown up rapidly over the past 24-30 months. MSIL sold about 500,000 units of Alto within 6 years of launch and about the same number over the last 2 years.
Additonally, MSIL also exported about 180,000 units of Alto to other European markets.
Soon, India along with a host of other countries will be getting the all new "avatar" of this MSIL's best seller! the new "avatar" of Alto will be known as A-Star in Indian market and Nissan Pixo in other European markets but MSIL doesn't have any plans to discontinue the current version of the Alto. We know that MSIL hates to throw away its cars. But why throw away a successful car? Completley Justified.