Suzuki Motor Gujarat (SMG), Suzuki Motor Corporation’s subsidiary in India, has announced achieving cumulative automobile production of a million units. The landmark millionth car, a Baleno, rolled out yesterday, October 2020.
With this, SMG becomes the fastest production site for the Japanese automaker to reach a million units in just three years and nine months since starting production in February 2017.
SMG started production of the Maruti Baleno hatchback in February 2017, followed by the production of the Swift in January 2018, and subsequently started production for exports in March 2018. In January 2019, the second production site, B Plant, and the Powertrain Plant started operation to meet the growing needs in India and abroad.
In FY2019, Suzuki sold approximately 1.44 million units (82% year-on-year), and produced approximately 1.58 million units (85% year-on-year) in India, of which SMG accounted for 25% of production units in India at approximately 410,000 units (141% year-on-year).