Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) has achieved an important milestone since 1983 by selling 25 million (2.5 crores) units in the country. It is the first car manufacturer in India to reach this sales limit. Cumulative sales of hybrid and CNG models were approximately 2.1 million units. The automaker introduced its first car, the Maruti 800, in December 1983. Currently, the company has 17 models in its Indian product portfolio, including hatchbacks, SUVs, hybrid and CNG cars.
In 2022, the Indo-Japanese carmaker recorded an annual growth of 15 percent with sales of more than 1.5 million units. The main sales contribution (55%) came from the small car segment, including Maruti Celerio, Swift, WagonR, Ignis and Baleno. The company sold 3,37,157 of its SUVs and MPVs and 2,27,824 of its entry-level Alto and S-Presso models. At the moment, Maruti Suzuki has about 4.05 pending orders due to supply chain restrictions.
Maruti Suzuki’s plans for the future
The Indo-Japanese car manufacturer will soon expand its range of SUV models with two new products: Fronx compact crossover and Jimny 5-door off-road SUV. The Maruti Fronx will compete against the Renault Kiger, Tata Punch and Nissan Magnite. It comes in Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta and Alpha trims and two engine options: 1.0L Boosterjet petrol and 1.2L naturally aspirated petrol. Both manual and automatic gearboxes will be offered.
Maruti Jimny 5-door SUV will be made available with the 1.5L K15B petrol engine delivering 105 hp and 134 Nm. Two variants will be offered: Zeta and Alpha. Some of the key features include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, a color MID display, power adjustable side mirrors, a 4 speaker audio system, heated rear window, reversing camera, power windows, brake limiting differential, electronic stability program, seatbelt tensioners, 6 airbags, Isofix child seat anchorages and more.