Sunday, October 31, 2010

Maruti Suzuki financial results (Q2 – FY2010-11)

The Board of Directors of Maruti Suzuki India Limited approved the financial results for the second quarter of 2010-11 (July - September 2010) here today.

The Company registered Net Sales (net of excise) of Rs 89,371 million during the second quarter of 2010-11, a growth of 26.8 per cent over the same period last year. This marked a growth of 11 per cent over Net Sales in the first quarter of this fiscal (April-June 2010)

Net Profit during the second quarter of 2010-11 was Rs 5,982 million, up 5 per cent over the same period last year. This was a growth of 28.5 per cent over the first quarter (April- June 2010).

Maruti Suzuki

During the Quarter (July-Sept 2010), the domestic auto industry continued to witness strong volume growth. The Company achieved its highest ever domestic sales in a quarter at 2,77,936 units, a growth of 32.9 per cent over the same period last year.

Unit Sales

During the Quarter, the Company launched Alto K10, and factory-fitted CNG versions of Alto, Estilo, WagonR, Eeco and SX4. An automatic version of A-star was also launched.

The Company’s volume in the domestic A2 segment grew by 30 per cent, while in the A3 segment, sales volume grew by 29.2 per cent, compared to sales in July-September 2009.

Sales in C segment, comprising Omni and Eeco, grew 87.4 per cent.

At the end of the Quarter, sales network stood at 860 outlets, covering 598 cities (end Mar’10: 802 outlets, 555 cities).

Service network stood at 2,819 workshops, covering 1,354 cities. (end Mar’10: 2,740 workshops, 1,335 cities)

Maruti Suzuki expansion plans, the company is going to add two new cars by the end of this current calender year that includes Maruti Kizashi and Maruti Cervo. Besides, Maruti will also open 1500 service station by 2015.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Maruti Suzuki Expansion plans for India

Maruti Suzuki India Pvt. Ltd., one of the top most auto manufacturer brands, is all set to expand their auto market by the introducing wide range of new cars in the Indian auto market. According to some news reports, the company is going to launch two new cars- Maruti Kizashi and Maruti Cervo by the end of this current calender year. The new Maruti Cervo is one other concept car which is all set to pass Maruti Wagon R and Alto.

Maruti KizashiThe new entry-level small wonder is even more attractive then Tata Nano. It would be available with cheapest price range of Rs. 1.5 to 2 lacs and world's cheapest car, Nano price range is around 1.3 lacs. On the other hand, most awaited sports sedan Maruti Kizashi is also going to be hits the Indian raods by the 2010-end. The Maruti Kizashi is already selling in the US and Japanese market and getting wonderful response at there. It might be launched with the affordable price range of around Rs. 10 to 12 lacs. The mid-size car, Maruti Kizashi, was showcased for the first time at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show than at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. In addition to this, the concept third Kizashi was introduced at the 2008 New York auto show.

Maruti Cervo
After showcasing the Maruti Kizashi at different Auto Shows across the world, it was launched commercially in Japan and the US in October 2009 and December 2009 respectively. Maruti Suzuki has already shown at the mega auto event, Delhi Auto expo 2010. It might get tough competition with Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Tata Manza and more.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Maruti Ritz reaches One lakh sales mark

Maruti Ritz, which had created history by achieving the fastest ever 50,000 sales, added yet another feather in its cap by clocking the fastest ever sales of 100,000 units today in A-2 premium segment. The car which was launched in May 2009 has received an incredible response from the very first day of its launch. At its launch, the Ritz not only created a flutter in the competitive 'A-2 premium' segment, it was immediately hot-listed by the media and industry. Many accolades followed (please see box for details), and the super-car won the Car-of-the-Year in India and abroad, for its path-breaking looks and styling, superior safety features and its ability to balance a dynamic driving experience with a comfortable ride, bold styling and excellent road handling. Ritz delivers superb fuel efficiency of 17.7 kmpl in petrol and 21.1 kmpl in diesel.

Maruti Ritz

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales), said, “We are overwhelmed by the terrific response given by our customers to the Maruti Suzuki Ritz. The Ritz was targeted at our discerning customers who, while valuing the traditional Maruti Suzuki attributes of fuel efficiency, reliability and performance, also desired contemporary looks and attitude in the vehicle. The fastest 1 lakh sales mark is customers’ endorsement to all these attributes Ritz stands for.” The Ritz, developed on the successful Swift platform and positioned at the premium-end of the compact car market, has been specifically designed for India. Maruti Suzuki engineers worked with the Suzuki design team in Japan to co-design the car and carry out India-specific changes such as superior transmission, improved suspension and better ground clearance.

Maruti Ritz

The Maruti Ritz was also India’s 1st BS IV complaint car to be launched in the passenger car segment. The Ritz is available in two power train options: 1.2-litre, four-cylinder K Series petrol engine with maximum power of 85 PS and the highly successful 1.3-litre, DDiS diesel unit that delivers a maximum power of 75 PS. The Ritz comes with Drive-by-wire technology in both petrol and diesel variants. This along with the 32-bit Engine Management System provides faster signal processing and quick response.“The Ritz reaffirms our commitment to offer world class products to the Indian market. Since a majority of our customers are young who would prefer nothing but the very best in technology and styling, we would continue to feed the market with world class products” added Mr. Pareek. Maruti Suzuki has also started exporting Ritz to Indonesia.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Maruti to add 1500 service points by 2015

Maruti Suzuki India Limited is going to expand their service points by the adding more 1500 new service stations by next five years. While, the company will also spread out their production capacity to over 17 lakh units of cars per year. Maruti Suzuki currently has 2,784 service stations and next five years will see over 4,200 service points across the country, a increase of more than 50 per cent. Besides, it is believed to result in additional employment of about 22,000 people by the service network operators. Pankaj Narula, Executive Officer (Service) of Maruti Suzuki India(MSI), said,” We expect service load at our network multiply manifold, as Maruti Suzuki scales up capacity to 1.7 million units in coming years."



The company's expansion plan, MSI will open the new outlets in over 1300 cities and small towns with an target to provide facility for every 25 km across the country. The existing service networks of the company handles a burden of 11.8 lah cars every month and might be expected it to increase to 14.5-15.0 lakh units of cars by 2015. The company is currently selling most popular cars in India that includes Maruti A-Star, Alto, Eeco, Grand Vitara, Omni, Ritz, Swift Dzire, Swift, SX4, Wagon R and Zen Estilo.


MSI had already announced to invest about Rs. 1,925 crore to set up a third manufacture plant with an installed capacity of 2.5 lakh units in the Maneser plant. The company is presently spending Rs. 1,700 crore on a second plant at Manesar, which is having capacity of 2.5 lakh units of cars yearly. On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki is going to launch the new cheapest car, Maruti Cervo soon in India.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Compare Maruti Swift and Volkswagen Polo

The all most popular hatchback cars of the country are getting tough competition with their rivals and also try to establish their strong position in the auto market. At present, ton of new hatchbacks cars have been launched with cutting-edge technology and attractive price points in the Indian market. India's one of the most popular premium hatchback car brand, Maruti Swift is also facing tough competition with newly entrant Volkswagen Polo in the country. Among them, Maruti Swift is the most popular brand as well as extreme performing car model, but Polo is able to take on with Swift in the performance with popularity. After the successful launch of new Volkswagen Polo in the country, it is continuously getting wonderful response from the Indian buyers.




Engine:
Maruti Swift is powered by a 1.3L, DDiS engine with Common Rail multi injection technology which is producing top power output of 75PS at 2000 rpm and generates peak torque of 190Nm at 2000rpm. It has got a good capabilities to delivers better mileage of 14.2 kmpl in city and 17.8 kmpl on highway. Behind of it, Volkswagen Polo is also packed with powerful engine which comes with a 1.2L, 3-cyl. The powertrain of this car is offering maximum output of 75 Bhp power at 4,200 rpm while produces maximum torque of 180 Nm at 2,000 rpm. The fuel efficiency of this car is giving of up to 15.5 kmpl in city and 21.0 kmpl on highway. After the compare Maruti Swift and Volkswagen Polo engines, we found that the power and performance of Swift is more than Polo in the country. But the mileage of Polo is much more than Swift.




Interiors:
Maruti Swift Interior comes with impressive, dynamic and specious features which makes it more comfortable. The fabric upholstery of Maruti Swift offers a very classy and stylish look to the overall ambiance of the car. Some other interior features of Maruti Swift are vanity mirrors, digital display trip meter, Luggage room, Sun visor, day and night rear view mirror, etc. On the other hand, The new generation Volkswagen Polo is also loaded with many interesting features that make its interior very charming. The dual tone interior with its dual tone dashboard packed with advanced instrument cluster adds to the style of the car. Besides, Volkswagen Polo are Ergonomically designed Instrument Panel, Front sports seats, Floor mats, Aluminium-look pedals, Blue instrument lighting, Chrome-plated instrument surrounds, Anthracite Fabric upholstery, Stylish Gear-Knob, Dual Tone Elegant Interior, Front Map Lamp and Glove Box. The Interior Appearance of Maruti Swift seems excellent, while the Volkswagen Polo has not behind of Swift and comes with advanced Appearance.



Exteriors:
The Front look of Maruti Swift is a very smart and classy which posses very classy and sporty look. The car is surely a head turner with a very elegant design and stylish exterior look. The body graphics and robust outer look is very much unadulterated and is quite irresistible which is sure to take the breath. The curvier body look of the car is its eye catching feature. Volkswagen Polo aggressive front grille with stylish headlamps and body colored bumpers make the front appearance of Volkswagen Polo a dynamic one. The five door hatchback comes with body colored door handles and body colored Rear View Mirrors. Volkswagen Polo is a stylish compact hatchback that sports an array of features at its exteriors that makes its overall exterior appearance very appealing. The exterior features of both cars offering aggressive and attractive look. Maruti Swift will continually perform well and face more competition with another rivals in the India auto market.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Maruti Swift: another makeover next year

Maruti Swift, India's one of the best selling premium hatchback by the country's major auto market leader, Maruti Suzuki India Limited. After getting huge success on this car, the company looking forward to launch an 2011 improved version of its most popular premium hatchback, new 2011 Maruti Swift. However, the company has not yet announced about the launch and price of this new car.

The new Maruti Swift might be powered by a 1.2 litre petrol engine with Dual Variable intake and exhaust valve timing (VVT) which can expert to produce top power output of 94PS at 6,000rpm while the improved torque is produces to 118Nm at 4,800rpm. The new 2011 model of Maruti Swift will be more advanced in styling, driving performance, impact safety, quality and fuel efficiency than the existing Maruti Swift. The company would develop the new 2011 Maruti Swift with a higher strength steel to make body more lighter and stiffer.

The wheelbase of new Maruti Swift will increase by 50mm and the overall length of up to 90mm. The front and rear tracks are also more wider – 10mm and 5mm respectively. The company has strong line up of small premium hatchbacks like Maruti Alto, Wagon R, Ritz, Zen Estilo, Omni and Eeco. On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki is also going to launch new cars in India such as Maruti Cervo and Maruti Kizashi. Apart from that launch, Indian bike lovers will see more launches in India includes BMW X1, Toyota Etios, Skoda Yeti, etc.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Maruti Cervo coming to India by this year end

Maruti Suzuki India Pvt. Ltd., the country's one of the biggest car manufacture and car exporter, is going to introduce the most awaited entry level small wonder, Maruti Cervo in the Indian auto market by this year end. The company is the most popular market leader for small cars, but the launch of Tata Nano has affected heavily the sales of Maruti 800. The new Maruti Cervo is one other concept car which is all set to pass Maruti Wagon R and Alto. The new entry-level small wonder is even more attractive then Tata Nano. It would be available with cheapest price range of Rs. 1.5 to 2 lacs and world's cheapest car, Nano price range is around 1.3 lacs.

The new cheapest car is available with five door and comes loaded with 0.7L along with 660cc. The engine has got a good capabilities to produce maximum output of 60 bhp power and a peak torque of 64 Nm. The new Maruti Cervo has additionally packed with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technology of the engine helps to enhance power, torque and mileage figures considerably. The engine power will be delivered through 4 speed automatic transmission. The technology promises better mileage by optimizing fuel consumption. As per estimation, the car may offer mileage of around 20-24 kmpl in city.

Meanwhile, Maruti Suzuki has already re-freshed their most popular cars in India with advanced attributes and much better engine which makes these models more fuel efficient and extremely well performing including Maruti Alto K10, A-Star AT, New Wagon R, Ritz Genus, SX4 Hybrid and Maruti Eeco charges. Besides, the company's best selling sedan car, Maruti SX4 going to enter with new Diesel engine soon in India. Maruti Suzuki expansion plans in future that, according to some auto website reports, the company is mulling over to launch the new Maruti Kizashi in Indian by the end of current calender year.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Maruti Kizashi coming to India

India's major auto market leader, Maruti Suzuki India Limited is going to launch the new most awaited sports sedan Maruti Kizashi in India by 2011. The Maruti Kizashi is already selling in the US and Japanese market and getting wonderful response at there. It might be launched with the affordable price range of around Rs. 10 to 12 lacs. The mid-size car, Maruti Kizashi, was showcased for the first time at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show than at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. In addition to this, the concept third Kizashi was introduced at the 2008 New York auto show. After showcasing the Maruti Kizashi at different Auto Shows across the world, it was launched commercially in Japan and the US in October 2009 and December 2009 respectively.


The company also displayed the production model of the car at the biggest Auto Expo-Delhi Auto Expo 2010. This was a quick hint of launching the Maruti Kizashi in India too. The all new Maruti Kizashi is available in front well drive and optional all wheel drive in US and Japanese auto markets. It also comes with 6Speed manual transmission and CVT. The Indian car lovers have to wait and watch, because variants and related information regarding that the Maruti Kizashi is not available right now.


The new Maruti Kizashi is powered by a J24B 2.4 petrol engine with 4 cylinder 16 valves DOHC. The 2400cc powered engine is capable enough to generate 185 hp of top power at 6,500 rpm (MT) and 180 hp at 6,000 rpm (CVT) and churns 170 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. Maruti Kizashi boasts of direct ignition system (DIS) for powerful sparks directly to the plugs which results in ultimate fuel efficiency and less emissions. With the help of this and other engine technologies, the car offers mileage of around 9 kmpl in city and 12 kmpl at highway. The fuel tank capacity of this car is around 63 litre.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Maruti plans to open new outlets in India

The country's major auto market leader, Maruti Suzuki India Limited is mulling over to expand their service network with the opening more than 4200 outlets from 2,700 across the country. Maruti is targeting to increase its sales more than 2 million cars by the year 2015. The company is presently selling ten most popular cars in India including WagonR, Alto, Eeco, SX4, Ritz, Omni, Swift, Swift Dzire, Zen Estilo and A-Star. Pankaj Narula, executive officer, (service) Maruti Suzuki, commented that the company’s network will be extended to the newer cities, so that, it can be taken from the present 1,300 cities to more than 2,000 cities in the coming five years.



The future expansion plan of the company will also encourage and grow employment for around 55,000 peoples against 33,000 employees, which are working under the Maruti Suzuki auto manufacturing brand. All the best selling car brands of the company are getting overwhelming response from the auto market. Maruti auto brand also improving their products quality and adding new upgraded versions of its best selling cars like Maruti Alto k10, A-Star AT, new Wagon R, Ritz Genus, SX4 hybrid and Eeco charge.



After the facing huge demand of Maruti cars in India, the company has launched more upgraded version's of its popular cars in India. On the accession of forthcoming Commonwealth Games, Maruti Suzuki has made ready a lot of 14 future technology vehicles for the use at Commonwealth Games. These include 10 Maruti Suzuki SX4 Hybrid Cars and 4 Maruti Suzuki 'Eeco Charge' vehicles. On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki India Limited is also planning to introduce the new cheapest car, Maruti Cervo by next year. Apart from that launch, Indian car lovers will see more launches in India that includes Skoda Yeti, Tata Aria, Hyundai Santa Fe and Maruti Kizashi.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Maruti Suzuki September sales at 1,08,006 nos.

Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 1,08,006 vehicles in September 2010. This includes 12,858 units for export. This is the highest ever Total monthly sales by the company. Previous highest was 1,04,971 units in August 2010. The company had sold a total of 83,306 vehicles in September 2009. September 2010 is also the fourth time that company's monthly sales crossed 1 lakh mark. With these record numbers, the company crossed half a million sales mark in the first six months of a fiscal.




Maruti Suzuki's volume in the domestic market grew by 32.9 per cent. In the A2 segment, sales grew by 31.3 per cent while in A3 segment sales were 43.2 per cent higher, as compared to sales in September 2009. The sales growth in the C segment was 66.6 per cent over September 2009. The sales growth in B segment was 17.7 percent over September 2009.




The company has recently re-launched many improved versions of the company's most popular cars in India like Maruti Swift Special Edition, Maruti Alto K10, Maruti A-Star AT, Maruti Eeco charge and Maruti SX4 Hybrid. Apart from that launch, Indian car lovers will see the new Maruti cars in India that includes Maruti Kizashi and Maruti Cervo.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Maruti launches new SX4 Hybrid and Eeco Change Electric

India's car market leader Maruti Suzuki today handed over first lot of Two Maruti Suzuki SX4 Hybrid cars and One 'Eeco Charge' to Mr Arvinder Singh Lovely, Hon'ble Minister of Transport for NCT Delhi. The vehicles intended for use at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, were handed over by Mr. Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, in the city. Maruti Suzuki has made ready a lot of 14 future technology vehicles for the use at Commonwealth Games. These include 10 Maruti Suzuki SX4 Hybrid Cars and 4 Maruti Suzuki 'Eeco Charge' vehicles. The balance vehicles will be handed over to the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee for use by the Officials during the Commonwealth Games. On the occasion Mr. Shinzo Nakanishi said, "I am happy that engineers at Maruti Suzuki have developed these future technology vehicles. This project has helped our engineers to increase their knowledge and enhance their R and D capability. We are grateful to the Government for their leadership to promote green technology in automobiles. Maruti Suzuki is happy to be associated with the Commonwealth Games national initiative, through these vehicles."



Maruti Suzuki has developed the SX4 Hybrid vehicles and 'Eeco Charge' concept vehicles as a part of the demonstration fleet. The demonstration of the fleet of SX4 Hybrids and 'Eeco Charge' vehicles at the Commonwealth Games 2010, is in line with the ambitious NHPP and MNRE program outline. SX4 Hybrid and 'Eeco Charge' concept development has been taken up by Maruti Suzuki as a part of the Government initiated and SIAM coordinated NHPP and MNRE National Hybrid Propulsion Program (NHPP) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources (MNRE)'s High Energy Density Battery Development Program.

The development of Hybrid and Electric vehicles is one of the exciting initiatives undertaken by Maruti Suzuki to enhance its R and D capabilities and gear itself for greener technologies. Through this exercise Maruti Suzuki is keen to expand its learning's on green technologies that put minimal stress on non-renewable energy. A team of 25 Maruti Suzuki engineers worked on this project with global hybrid technology and component suppliers. These future technology vehicles by Maruti Suzuki demonstrate how eco-friendliness and personal mobility can be packaged together as an exciting product. These concepts have been developed by a team of Maruti Suzuki engineers and were showcased at Delhi Auto Expo 2010. Maruti SX4 Hybrid is a Full Parallel Hybrid with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) on a sedan platform. SX4 Hybrid presents a case of evolution of transportation system with elements of flexibility, style and eco-friendliness. SX4 Hybrid offers mobility solution in an eco-friendly yet stylish manner.



The hybrid system used in the SX4 Hybrid features an electric motor and twin clutch arrangement with advance Lithium-ion battery technology. This concept combines a 1.2 litre K-series petrol engine and a 50 kW electric motor along with 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission. Together, these provide high fuel economy with lower emissions. The SX4 Hybrid is also capable of running solely on its electric motor, offering a further boost to fuel efficiency and zero emission modes in city driving. The SX4 hybrid offers 25 per cent more fuel efficiency compared to conventional gasoline vehicle.

'Maruti Eeco Charge' is a zero-emission, pure electric vehicle developed on a MPV platform. It is powered by a 50kW motor and a 24kWh Lithium-ion battery. On full charge it promises a driving range of around 100km and attains top speed of 100 km per hour. The 'Eeco Charge' also has the 'Sport Mode' for acceleration enthusiast. The battery for 'Eeco Charge' has been packaged under floor for better drivability and retaining ample boot space. The real time display of State of Charge and 'Distance to Empty' addresses user's anxiety. The 'Eeco Charge' can be charged using household power source.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

2011 Maruti Swift Coming to India

Maruti Swift, India's one of the largest auto market leader, Maruti Suzuki's flagship model in the Indian auto market. After getting wonderful response in this car from the Indian buyers, the company is looking forward to launch the new 2011 model of Maruti Swift soon in India. The new 2011 Maruti Swift will be launched soon in India as well as International market. The new Swift has all the common features along with strong support of Maruti's brand image and Swift's own performance record. The 1.2L Dual VVT power point is mated with manual and automatic transmission. The new Maruti swift will be fitted with the company's latest engine technology K-series that is offering good performance and excellent fuel efficient engines.



The interiors has completely re-designed with better quality plastics as well as dashboard. The front has a retractable screen, Bluetooth, automatic climate control and a USB support. It also has steering mounted controls and complete digital console. According to some news reports, the new model will also be available with 1.3L diesel version with excellent fuel efficiency of 3.5 l per 100km. It is a 5-door model that comes with seating capacity of 4 persons. Meanwhile, Maruti Suzuki has recently launched an improved version of the company largest selling premium hatchback car, Maruti Alto K10 in the Indian auto market.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Maruti Swift Awarded '2010 Aspirational Car of the Year'

The country's major auto market leader, Maruti Suzuki India Limited flagship model in the B segment, Maruti Swift gets frost and Sullivan '2010 Aspirational Car of the Year' Award. This award is given for a manufacturer based on a structured research process. The Voice of Customer survey considers an OEM which has introduced the best models all over different segments of passenger vehicles, content aspiring needs and been rated high for its achievement in Excellence in Technology and Innovation.

Maruti Swift

Maruti Swift is manufactured with typical Japanese precision. This truly global vehicle shows attention to detail and has been tested for particular Indian road conditions and also for the requirements of the customers. This model represents the constantly increasing recognition for Indian engineering capabilities. The model provides its customers the experience of a sporty drive. The model also flaunts brilliant engine responsiveness and the superb shock absorbers. Maruti Swift diesel model incorporates a next generation DDiS engine.

Maruti Swift

This takes the customers towards a more smoother drive. The model also contains a combination of Turbochas, Intercooler, and also a double overhead camshaft. All this together, provides a great performance. Maruti Suzuki has recently launched an special limited edition of its most popular model, Maruti Swift in the Indian auto market. It comes at an attractive price tag of Rs 4,83,079 (ex-showroom-Delhi).

Friday, September 17, 2010

Maruti Alto K10 sells 20,000 units in 40 days

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, the country's largest auto manufacturer, has recorded sales of over 20,000 units of Maruti's newly entrant Alto K10 into the compact car segment in the least 40 days in the Indian auto market. The all new Maruti Alto K10 is available with affordable price tag of between Rs 2,29,147 to Rs 3,23,026 (ex-showroom-Delhi). Shashank Srivastava, chief general manager, Maruti Suzuki India was quoted saying that they have already sold more than 20,000 units of Alto K10. No other model in the country has received such a response within 40-odd days since its launch. Srivastava further said that Maruti’s Alto K10 is an aspirational car at the entry-level.

Maruti Alto K10

In larger cities, entry level cars do not find many takers. But K10 with its combination of features and the price at which they are offered has struck a chord with customers across cities. Before Alto K10, Maruti Suzuki had registered record sales for its model Ritz. The Ritz was launched in May 2009 and it sold 15,000 units within the first two months of its introduction. Annual sales for the car stood at 67,000 units. Another model of Maruti, Maruti Swift was launched in the year 2005. The Swift sold only 4,000 units in the initial months of its launch. The company now sell 11,000 to 12,000 units a month. On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch the new cheapest car, Maruti Cervo soon in India. Apart from that launch, Indian car lovers will see more launches in India that includes Skoda Yeti, Tata Aria and Hyundai Santa Fe in the Indian auto market.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Maruti to open fourth plant in India by 2013

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) is intending to set-up its 4th manufacturing facility in India by 2013. The new plant will be opened at the Maruti's Manesar facility. Presently, the company has two manufacturing plant in the Indian auto market - at Manesar and Gurgaon. The company is working on its expansion plans in its domestic market as it is planning to set-up the fourth plant while the third plant is still under construction at Manesar.

Maruti Swift Dzire

The plans for the fourth plant of the company are at very initial stage as of now and the company is working on a project survey report regarding this plant. Currently, the total annual manufacturing capacity of the company is about 10 lakh units in India that will be increased to 12.5 lakh units as soon as its third plant goes operational. Going on the same line, the fourth plant will add another 2.5 lakh units in the company's annual production capacity and will take it to 15 lakh units.

Maruti Swift Dzire

According to a statement given by company's chairman R.C. Bhargav, said, the second plant of the company at Manesar is expected to be operational in 2011 and thus the company will obviously look for the third plant. After launching new manufacturing plant in the country, the company will recover the mounting waiting periods of some of its popular cars in the like Maruti Swift Dzire and many more in the Indian auto market.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Maruti Swift 'one million edition' launched in India

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, the country’s largest car manufacturer, has recently announced the launch of a limited edition of Maruti Swift, the iconic premium small car brand. The “Swift One Million Edition” shall be available in a specially created “Goldsmith Black” colour and shall be loaded with smart and attractive features like splendid graphics, special integrated stereo with USB and speakers, luxurious leather seats, cushions, foot-mats and an artistic decal on the exteriors. The limited edition celebrates Maruti Suzuki’s landmark of selling one million cars a year, achieved in late March. The one millionth car was a Swift, and it rolled out of the Company’s state-of-the-art plant at Manesar. The limited edition car is branded: “Swift One Million Edition”.

Maruti Swift one million edition

Speaking on the occasion Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales) said, “It is indeed a moment of pride for us. Maruti Swift One Million Edition is our gesture to show gratitude to our customers who have strongly supported us in our journey to reach milestone of one million sales in one year.” Highlighting the product Mr Pareek added, “The interiors of the Swift One Million Edition have aesthetics of a commemorative edition. The new features and the characteristic body graphics together compliment the sporty character of the Swift. We are confident that this special edition will bring pride to the select owners who get to possess it”. The Swift One Million Edition is available in Vi version (Petrol) at a price of Rs. 483,079 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Only 1,000 units of this celebration model are being offered.

New Maruti Swift

Swift pioneered the premium A2 car segment in the country. It was Suzuki’s first world strategic model and heralded a new design philosophy which is aggressive, bold and sporty. Swift was also a landmark in demonstrating the R and D capability of Indian engineers: a group of 25 Indian engineers worked on design and development of this global model along with their counterparts at Suzuki. Since its launch in 2005, Swift has commanded unprecedented leadership with over 4.90 lakh happy customers. Swift has the distinction for achieving the fastest 2 Lakh sales in 35 months and fastest 3 Lakhs sales in 46 months. The Swift has won many accolades at national and international platforms. The super-car won the Car-of-the-Year in as many as 11 countries, including India, for its path-breaking looks and styling, superior safety features and its ability to balance a dynamic driving experience with a comfortable ride. In addition to over 40 national and international awards to credit, Swift created a Guinness World record for the largest gathering of Swift cars in May’10.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Maruti sales jumped by 23.6 percent in August

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s car market leader, sold a total of 104,791 vehicles in August 2010, growing 23.6 per cent in the month. This includes exports of 12,117 units. This is the highest ever monthly sales recorded by the company. The company had sold a total of 84,808 vehicles in August 2009. Maruti Suzuki’s volume in the domestic A2 segment grew by 25.7 per cent and in the A3 segment the sales volume grew by 34 per cent during the month as compared to sales in August 2009. During the month the company launched Alto-K10 with 1-litre K-series engine and five CNG models across segments.

New Maruti Ritz

Customers ranked Maruti Suzuki as the No.1 company in the annual Sales Satisfaction Survey conducted independently by JD Power, a leading global research agency. The company has also introduced an automatic transmission version of its popular premium hatchback car, Maruti A-Star in August 2010. Maruti Ritz 'Genus' which is the newly entrant special limited edition of Maruti Ritz in the Indian auto market. With the launches of Maruti Ritz Genus, the company was celebrating the first anniversary of Maruti Ritz in the country. Apart from that launch, Indian car lovers will see more launches in India that includes Skoda Yeti, Tata Aria, Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Sail and Toyota Etios.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Maruti Suzuki plans to open new plant at Manesar

Maruti Suzuki, India's major auto market leader, is planning to open a new manufacturing plant at its Manesar facility in India. The new plant is believed to have a manufacturing capacity of 2.5 lakh units annually. The company may start the production of cars at the new Manesar plant from year 2012. As per to Industry reports, the setting-up of this new plant can entail an investment of Rs 1,700 crore to the company. Maruti Suzuki's total manufacturing capacity of around 10 lakh units of cars at its manufacturing plants in Gurgoan and Manesar.

Maruti Alto K10

According to a statement given by Mr Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO at Maruti Suzuki, the Indian car market is likely to double to five million units by 2015 and the it needs to be prepared to meet the growing demand in order to maintain its leadership position. The company sold a total of 2,82,488 units of its cars in the Indian market during the period of April-July, accounting for a market share of 47.68 per cent.

Maruti Ritz Genus

MSIL is currently selling some of the most popular cars including Maruti Alto, Maruti A-Star, Maruti Wagon R and Maruti Swift Dzire and Maruti Swift and Maruti Ritz in the Indian auto market. The company has recently launched three new upgraded versions such as Maruti Alto K10, A-Star AT and Maruti Ritz Genus.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Maruti launches new Ritz Genus in India

The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki will unveil a special limited edition ‘Ritz Genus’ today, to commemorate the first anniversary of Ritz model. The limited edition, ‘Ritz Genus’ retains the best attributes of Brand Ritz and adds several exciting features, which include: a brand new signature colour `Emerald Blue’ The colour is accentuated through matching door handles and body colour rear view mirrors. Smart body graphics run all along the length to make the car distinctly appealing. Body side mouldings add character to the Genus’s profile. The rear is enhanced with a back door garnish and graceful “Genus” decal. The interiors are plush with a dual tone dashboard with blue-gray shades. For entertainment, the ‘Ritz Genus’ is equipped with Radio and CD with speakers and tilt-adjustable steering. Other customer-friendly features include keyless entry, rear wiper-cum-washer, and a rear parcel tray. ‘Ritz Genus’ will be available as an option on the Ritz VXi (Petrol) and Ritz VDi (Diesel) models.

Maruti Ritz Genus

Speaking on the occasion Shashank Srivastava, Chief General Manager (Marketing) said, “Limited Editions are our way to bring excitement to the showrooms. We have excellent experience with Limited editions in the past. While they bring in incremental sales numbers, at the same time customer response to these special models have helped us for future product development and planning. I am confident that the Ritz Genus will find great appreciation with customers for its new add-on features.” In recent years, the company has brought in `Limited Editions’ for its bestsellers like Swift, Estilo and Alto to bring vibrancy and excitement around its offerings.

Maruti Ritz Genus

Maruti Ritz, launched in May 2009, delivered the best ever first-year performance in the domestic automobile Premium A-2 segment by registering sales of a whopping 68,130 units in its first year of sales. Cumulatively, Ritz has sold over 86,400 vehicles till date. The Ritz has endeared itself to its customers for its superb fuel efficiency of 17.7 kmpl in petrol and of 21.1 kmpl in diesel., bold styling and excellent road handling. The Ritz is available in two power train options: 1.2-litre, four-cylinder K Series petrol engine with maximum power of 85 PS and the highly successful 1.3-litre, DDiS diesel unit that delivers a maximum power of 75 PS. The Ritz comes with Drive-by-wire technology in both petrol and diesel variants. This along with the 32-bit Engine Management System provides faster signal processing and quick response.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Maruti unveiled new SX4 Royale in India

India's major auto player, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has recently unveiled an limited edition of its largest selling sedan car, Maruti SX4 in the Indian market. The new special edition of SX4 is known as Maruti SX4 Royale. the recent effort of Maruti Suzuki, has been launched the special edition of Maruti SX4 which is available in Mumbai and Goa. Maruti SX4 Royale is available with two variants called VXi and ZXi. The attractive features of this new model include anti lock braking system, alloy wheels, electronic brake force distribution, outside rear-view mirrors with integrated turn indicator, dual SRS airbags and silver finished handles.

Maruti SX4

A bluetooth compatible integrated stereo system has also been provided. Furthermore classy features of Maruti SX4 Royale such as the boot spoiler, reverse parking sensor and audio controls on steering wheel. It has also been fitting with automatic climate control system. The leather clad steering wheel, gear knob and the leather seat covers give a truly royal look to the interiors of the car. Besides, Maruti Suzuki is offering an extended worranty of four years and a shoppers stop's gift voucher worth 8000 INR. Meanwhile, the company is all set to launch an cheapest car against world's cheapest car, Tata Nano soon in India, known as Maruti Cervo.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The all new Maruti A-Star Automatic in India

The country's biggest auto major, Maruti Suzuki has recently introduced an automatic transmission version of its most selling premium hatchback car, Maruti A-Star in India. The new Automatic transmission version of A-Star has been priced at 4.34 lacs (ex-showroom New Delhi).

Maruti A-Star

Most of the features have been inherited fom the original model and some of the extra bit of goodies that this new car would offer includes integrated music system, seat height adjuster, 4 power windows and central locking. The gearbox would sport a slot shift mechanism rather than the conventional (press button and shift) mechanism. The auto gear version of A-star will be competing with the likes of Hyundai i10 which is the only car that is available with automatic transmission option in this price segment.

Maruti A-Star

Maruti A Star AT sports a really responsive engine and the acceleration it provides is commendable. The lag between each gear shift falls in an acceptable range and the car can hit a speed of 100 km/h within 18.5 seconds. The ARAI has claimed the mileage of this car of around 17km/l which stands impressive against the common misconception of automatic transmission having an adverse effect on the mileage of the car. Besides, Maruti Suzuki launch the CNG versions of its Popular cars including Maruti SX4, Estilo, Eeco, Estilo and Alto.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Maruti introduced its five new CNG models in India

The country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki has recently introduced its flagship CNG engine technology, ‘intelligent-Gas Port Injection’ or i-GPI on five popular models. The CNG vehicles were unveiled by Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) Environment and Forests in the presence of senior government dignitaries and Maruti Suzuki management team. The models include SX4, Eeco, Wagon R, Estilo and Alto and are being launched in Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Gujrat. With this initiative, the CNG footprint of the company spreads across entry level cars, compact cars, sedans and MPV segments. The new factory-fitted CNG models prices are; Alto Lxi at Rs 3.23; Eeco 5-seater Ac at Rs 3.64; SX4 Vxi at Rs 7.47; Wagon R Lxi at Rs 4.11; Estilo Lxi at 4.05.

Maruti introduced its five new CNG models in India

On the occasion, Maruti Suzuki India Chairman RC Bhargava said that the company is happy to bring contemporary CNG technology to the Indian customers. They are confident that customers would value our i-GPI technology that is safe, reliable, clean, responsive and environment friendly. Adapting the CNG technology in our vehicles is another step to keep low cost of ownership for our customers.”

The i-GPI or Intelligent Gas Port Injection bi-fuel technology offers an intelligent ride. Intelligent as it ensures more power vis-à-vis retro-fitted CNG vehicles and offers a peppier ride experience at par with that of a petrol-fuelled engine, while achieving high fuel efficiency at the same time. The factory fitted CNG vehicles score very high on safety and reliability vis-à-vis the aftermarket retro-fitted options. Maruti Suzuki CNG vehicles pass through all the quality checks, processes and systems similar to a regular car manufactured at Maruti Suzuki plants.

As the CNG technology is factory fitted the customers will enjoy the full warranty benefits including extended warranty. To top it all, the CNG vehicles from Maruti Suzuki will enjoy the nationwide back up of over 2700 Maruti Service Stations. The simultaneous launch of five CNG vehicles with the same contemporary technology demonstrates the company’s intent and future readiness to produce environmentally friendly vehicles in large numbers.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Maruti to launch New A-Star Automatic soon in India

The country's biggest auto maker, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) is all set to launch an automatic transmission version of Maruti A-Star soon in India. According to industry reports, the new Automatic transmission version of A-Star will be launched in the country by the end of this month. It will be powered by a 1.0L K-series engine that is capable of producing maximum power output of 67 bhp. After it launch in the auto market, the auto gear version of A-Star will be competing with Hyundai i10. The i10 model is the only car which is available with automatic transmission in this price range.

Maruti A-Star

The A-Star is one of the largest exports model of the company from Indian auto market which it sells in both automatic and manual transmission versions in the European auto market. Besides, MSIL is planning to launch CNG variants of five of its most popular cars in the Indian market including best-selling Maruti Alto, compact hatches Maruti Zen Estilo and Wagon R, MPV Maruti Eeco and starting range sedan Maruti SX4. By launching these alternative fuel variants in the country, the company is eying on capturing large chunks of mass volume segment. The new auto gear version of A-Star is believes to be priced tag of Rs 4.5 lakh (ex-showroom-Delhi).

Friday, August 6, 2010

Maruti to raise its dealership network by 2015

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, the country's leagest auto market leader, is intending to raise its dealership network up to 1500 by the next five years. The company has largest dealership network with 828 sales outlets across the country and is now going to expand wind range of its sales outlets in India. Maruti is trying to identify the socio-economic conditions of a particular area, two-wheeler sales and based on that, work out a strategy to start outlets. He was speaking at the occasion of the launch of the new Maruti Alto in the State of Kerala.

Maruti Alto K10

The company is planning to increase the number of its dealerships to 100 in the state of Kerala in the next five years as against existing 59 outlets. It sells more than 8000 units of its cars per month in this state which includes 2,700 units of Maruti Alto. The second largest selling car in the auto market, is clocking sales of more than 20,000 units per month. With the launch of the new Alto K10 in the auto market, the company now plans to drive even higher volumes of this small sensation.

Maruti Alto K10

The New Alto K10 carries an improved suspension, a new cable type transmission, more knee room for rear seat passengers and superior brake system. The New Alto K10 is available with affordable price tag of Rs 3.02 lakh for LXI and Rs 3.15 lakh for VXI variant(ex-showroom Kochi). On the other hand, Another major auto majors are also planning to introduce their wide range of new cars in the Indian auto marekt including Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, Skoda Yeti, Tata Aria and Hyundai Santa Fe.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New upgraded version of Maruti Alto launched in India

Maruti Suzuki India has launched a new version of its top most selling car Maruti Alto, today. The new version has been powered by the company's most popular K series engine. The all new Alto K10 has been shelved at an ex-showroom price of Rs 3.03 lakh for the base LXi version and Rs 3.16 for the VXi version. The elder sibling with 800 cc engine would co-exist with the new Alto. The 1 litre K10 engine that powers the new Alto also finds space in the Maruti Suzuki A-Star, Estilo and the new WagonR. The K series engine is Aluminium based light weight engine and offers improved acceleration and pick up. The all new Alto is sure to give a tough competition to Chevrolet Spark and Hyundai Santro. Maruti assures an ARAI approved mileage of 20.2 kmpl.

Maruti Alto K10

The 1 litre K10 engine would deliver a 68PS of maximum power at 6200 Rpm and 90Nm of maximum torque at 3500 Rpm. Compared to its sibling, the new Alto would be 50 kgs heavier and would reach a maximum of 100kmph in 13.3 seconds as opposed to 17.3 seconds by the 800cc Alto. Apart from the engine being changed, the mechanical aspects of the car would remain same except re-tuned suspension, new cable type transmission for smoother gear shifts and booster assisted braking system. In terms of features there are some minor additions and alterations like dynamic hood, eagle eyed clear lens headlamps, fog lamps and body coloured bumpers. In terms of looks the sides and front end would remain quite similar, but the rear end gets a new look with back door and fresh tail lamps. While in interiors the car would sport dual tone interiors, 3-spoke steering wheel and front and rear passengers integrated headrests.

Maruti Alto K10

Alto has been one of the most popular models launched by the ace Car maker Maruti Suzuki but always lacked a good range of features which seems to be settled well in the new Alto. Power steering, internally adjustable ORVM, key reminder, remote boot opener, central locking, power windows, rear parcel tray, accessory socket, remote fuel lid opener and electronic trip meter are some of the most interesting accessories that the new Alto would sport.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Maruti Cars get costlier from 3rd of August in India

Due to sharp increase in the input costs, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has decided to pass on part of this cost impact to customers. The approximate price revision on various models (Ex Showroom, Delhi) ranges between Rs 2,000/- and Rs 7,500/-.The price increase ranges between 1 per cent and 1.5 per cent across models. There is no change in the prices of Alto model, the company’s largest selling model. The new prices are applicable with immediate effect.



With this, the company is all set to launch its flagship small car model Alto in a new version in the Indian market on 4th of August. The new car has been named as Maruti Alto K10 which will be powered by a new generation 1.0 K-series engine. The new alto K10 will offer a comparatively high mileage as well as low emission level as against the existing Alto model. The new model will be compatible with new BS-IV emission norms.



Meanwhile, Maruti Suzuki India is all set to launch five of its most popular cars in India in CNG versions, that comprises of best selling Maruti Alto, new Maruti Wagon R, compact hatch Maruti Zen Estilo, MPV Maruti Eeco and starting range sedan Maruti SX4. All of these models will be launched simultaneously in a single day in the second week of this month.



The company sold a total of 1,00,857 units of its cars in July 2010, that includes export of 10,743 units from India. This is the second occasion for Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. in financial year 2010-11, that its sales figures crossed 1,00,000 units mark in a month. This is the highest ever monthly sales of Maruti Suzuki in the Indian market. In its domestic market, the company sold a total of 78,074 units of its car during this month which accounted for a jump 33.4 per cent over the same period last year.