Monday, July 28, 2014
By Jitendra Singh
MSIL boosting the production of Celerio AMT to shorten the waiting period
Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is looking to increase the supply of auto gear shift version of its latest compact hatchback Celerio to reduce the waiting period that currently stands at about four months. Since its launch in February, the company has so far received bookings for over 57,800 units of Celerio, out of which 43 per cent (25,000) are units with automated manual transmission (AMT) technology.
"We continue to try and increase the supply of the auto gear shift (Celerio) cars," a spokesperson of MSI told PTI. MSI had increased monthly production of Celerio with AMT option to 6,500 units now from about 4,500 units when it was launched. Almost 7,000 units of Celerio AMT have been retailed so far, while for the manual transmission variant the sales stood at 22,000 units, the spokesperson said.
On the waiting period, he said it would be around four months for the Celerio AMT but none for the manual transmission version, except for some variants which could be around eight weeks. The company has been hampered by supply constraints of the AMT sourced from Italy's auto component major Magneti Marelli, which plans to shift its AMT production to MSI's supplier's park at Manesar in India in about a year's time.
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