Suzuki Celebrates 40 Years in India with new BEV Factory

While many western automakers have withdrawn from the Indian market, Suzuki is celebrating its 40 years of car production in the country by committing to a BEV factory.

Under the Maruti Suzuki India company, the automaker is now India’s leading car producer and has just seen Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi lay the foundation stone of Suzuki Motor Gujarat electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility at Hansalpur, Gujarat as well as laying the foundation stone of Maruti Suzuki’s vehicle manufacturing facility in Kharkhoda, Haryana via video conferencing.

Suzuki Motor Corporation also announced the establishment of Suzuki R&D Center India Private Limited (SRDI). The automaker is hoping this will establish a framework to strengthen its research and development competitiveness and capabilities.

Toshihiro Suzuki, president, Suzuki Motor Corporation, said: “Over the past forty years, Maruti Suzuki has been the prominent leader in the Indian automobile sector. Maruti Suzuki is recognized as the most successful joint project between India and Japan. In the last fiscal, Suzuki group produced about 28 lakh automobiles all over the world. Out of those, more than 16 lakh units, or about 60 percent, were produced in India. We aim to strengthen our R&D competitiveness and capabilities in new fields of technologies not only for India but also for the global markets.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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