Monday, November 07, 2016
By Manoj Kumawat
Maruti Suzuki India to Bring Economical Hybrid Cars
With increasing concerns towards eco-friendly vehicles country’s leading car maker Maruti Suzuki India Limited and its Japanese alliance Suzuki Motors are going to bring low priced hybrid cars in Indian car market to retain their dominance in India. This was revealed by Mr. R.C. Bhargava, Chairman, MSIL, according to him with customer’s interest shifting towards small and hybrid cars both Maruti and Suzuki are finding potentials for exploring their roots in segment of small cars that are enriched with hybrid features.
Moving ahead Mr. Bhargava said, that currently there is no technology across the world that is working on introduction of small cars with hybrid features and therefore the Indo-Japanese duo feels it feasible to introduce this technical feature on small cars. As far as launch of Hybrid car is concerned Mr. Bharagava did not disclosed any specific time limit for its launch.
At present company is selling its luxurious sedan Ciaz and MPV Ertiga embellished with mild hybrid feature. With target of selling 20 lakh units per year by 2020, it seems Indo-Japanese car maker MSIL will soon enhances the number of existing portfolio, which at present holds 47 percent of total sales in Indian car market.
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Replying on the question of exporting India made models of MSIL cars to Japanese car market Mr. Bhargava said at present company is assessing response of Japanese car buyers by selling the first India made hatchback Baleno in Japan. According to him if company finds substantial potential of Baleno in Japan it will think for exporting more products to Japan in coming years. It is reported that till now MSIL has sold out 2,300 units of Baleno hatchback in Japanese car market.