Maruti Suzuki, India's largest automaker, has announced that it has exported its one-millionth car from the Mundra Port in Gujarat. The millionth unit to be exported was a Maruti Dzire (pictured below) draped in Oxford Blue shade. This car was exported to Chile.
Maruti Suzuki uses the Mundra Port gateway to export its vehicles to Europe, Far East and Latin America. The company started operations from the Mundra Port back in 2009 and this is its second car terminal port after the Mumbai port.
Maruti Suzuki has a stockyard along with pre-delivery inspection (PDI) at Mundra Port. The company exports a total of 14 different models from the Port in Gujarat, out of which models like the Dzire, Ignis, Celerio, Alto K10 and the Baleno, form the majority. The company exports to more than 125 countries and its cumulative exports have crossed 1.8 million units which is an achievement in itself.
Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, "Within a decade of commencement of exports from Mundra, we achieved the significant milestone of shipping one millionth car. At Maruti Suzuki, we have always aligned our exports strategy to keep pace with the changing market scenario. Maruti Suzuki exports are aligned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship vision of "Make in India". The efforts by Maruti Suzuki reflect India's capabilities of manufacturing cars that meet global standards of quality, safety, design and technology."
In other updates, Maruti Suzuki is gearing up for the launch of S-Presso later this month (30 September 2019). The S-Presso will be a direct rival to Renault's Kwid. It is Maruti Suzuki's first new entry-level car in 7 years. Also, the company is planning a more premium variant of the Wagon R which was very recently spotted rolling on bigger wheels and featured LED tail lights.