Maruti Suzuki achieves 2.5 million cumulative exports landmark

The Grand Vitara started shipping to foreign markets earlier this year.


Maruti Suzuki India announced that it has crossed the milestone of cumulative exports of 2.5 million vehicles. The automaker was India’s number 1 exporter of passenger vehicles for CY 2021 & 2022. Aligned with GoI’s Make in India initiative, Maruti Suzuki has stepped up its exports in recent years.

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Maruti Suzuki’s journey had modest beginnings, as the automaker first started exporting to neighbouring markets like Nepal and Bangladesh in FY 1986-87. The first big consignment came in September 1987, when Maruti Suzuki shipped 500 vehicles to Hungary. Exporting its vehicles to foreign markets helped the company in elevating its products to international standards, resulting in better cars for India.

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Over the decades, Maruti has expanded its presence outside of India, with help from its parent company, Suzuki. Maruti Suzuki currently exports to almost 100 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

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Speaking on the milestone Mr Hisashi Takeuchi, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “The landmark export of 2.5 million vehicles stands as a testimony to India’s manufacturing prowess. This feat demonstrates Maruti Suzuki’s resolute commitment to the Government of India’s flagship Make-in-India initiative, and furthering Government’s efforts to enhance vehicle exports. This was possible because of the strong support of our parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, who not only provided strong technological support but also helped us leverage their vast global network to achieve this milestone.

I would also like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our teams who played an important role in realizing this feat. We thank our global customers and our overseas distributors for their support and trust.”

He added, “Maruti Suzuki started exports way back in FY 1986-87. Since then, our vehicles have earned acceptance and appreciation of global customers for their high quality, superior technology, reliability, performance, and affordability. Today, Maruti Suzuki stands strong as the number one exporter of passenger vehicles from India.

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Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is the latest on the list of the automaker’s exports. Maruti Suzuki shipped the first batch of the SUV to Latin America earlier this year in January. Maruti aims to export the Grand Vitara to over 60 countries across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, ASEAN, and surrounding regions. The SUV is shipped from the Kamarajar Port in Tamil Nadu.

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Utkarsh Joshi
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