Maruti scales 10 million sales mark

Updated: February 09, 2012 16:53 IST
Maruti Suzuki, the brainchild of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's son Sanjay, rolled out its first car rolled out in December 1983
Maruti scales 10 million sales mark
Maruti Suzuki, the brainchild of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's son Sanjay, rolled out its first car on 14 December 1983. The keys of the first Maruti car were handed over to Harpal Singh of Delhi by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

On February 9, 2012, Maruti became the first Indian carmaker to cross the 10 million unit sales mark.
Maruti scales 10 million sales mark
Maruti 800: The now-humble Maruti 800 soon became a must-have for an increasingly aspirational Indian middle-class and remains by far the most successful Maruti product, selling 26.36 lakh units.

In 2010, Maruti decided to stop selling the Maruti 800 in Tier-I cities due to stricter emission norms.
Maruti scales 10 million sales mark
Maruti Gypsy: Maruti took 23 years to reach the 5 million mark, but only six years to double that number, a sure sign of the strength of the economy and the buying power of the Indian consumer.

Of late however, the company has been facing significant worker unrest at its Manesar plant, that drove down sales in the past two quarters.
Maruti scales 10 million sales mark
Maruti Alto: The Alto, however, has been India's best selling car for the past seven years. In 2010, Maruti launched a new version of the Alto –the K-10– with a K-series engine. The two versions together have sold 19.08 lakh units.
Maruti scales 10 million sales mark
Maruti Sx4: To mark the milestone, Maruti is launching a Celebration Edition of its SX4 sedan, that will have a special logo, as well as chrome inside door handles and AC lovers, among other things.

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