Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), The Most Trusted Automobile Brand In The Indian Market, Is A Subsidiary Of A Japanese Automobile And Motorcycle
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), the most trusted automobile brand in the Indian Market, is a subsidiary of a Japanese automobile and motorcycle manufacturer called Suzuki.
Popularly known as Maruti Udyog Limited until the year 2007, the brand has proudly survived for more than 3 decades. Initially, the government of India owned 74% shares of the company and 26% was held by Suzuki of Japan which was completely sold to Indian Financial Institutions in 2007. Established in February 1981, the actual production was initiated only in 1983 with Maruti 800, the then modern car in India with Hindustan Ambassador and Premier Padmini as its competitors.
The legendary Maruti 800 was known as the ‘People’s car of India’ and was discontinued after almost 30 years. It was replaced by the nifty Alto 800, breaking all sales records in the first week itself. Maruti has always taken care of Indian outlook, dreams and aspirations as well as pockets. Every second car sold in India is Maruti. Hassle free ownership and the best post purchase service and spare support offered by this brand which has lived up to the title give on People’s car.
Currently, Maruti influences 45% of the Indian Automotive Market with heaps of models and its variants. The operational units are in Gurgaon and Manesar with production capacity of more than 14,50,000 units per year. The Alto, WagonR, Omni, Gypsy and Eeco are manufactured in Gurgaon and Swift, Swift DZire, SX4, Ritz and Celerio are manufactured in Manesar. MSIL has 575 dealerships, 1428 service centers and 30 express service stations across the country.
After Hyundai and Nissan, Maruti is the third largest passenger car exporter. Maruti had also launched its driving schools in Delhi and also offers services like Maruti Insurance, Maruti Finance, and Maruti True Value Service for its customers.