Maruti Suzuki reaches 10 million domestic sales mark

Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited passed the 10 million cumulative domestic sales mark. It is the only automotive company in India to have reached this milestone.

The 10 millionth vehicle, a Red Swift Vxi, was dispatched to Coimbatore from the company’s Manesar plant yesterday morning (February 9, 2012).

The company, which rolled out its first car in December 1983, posted domestic sales of five million vehicles in February 2006. This means that the next five million domestic sales have been achieved within just six years.

While the Maruti 800 and the Omni powered sales for almost two decades, the Alto has been India’s best-selling car for the past seven years and more. In recent years the success of the WagonR and the Swift, among others, has speeded up the company’s progress toward the 10-million mark.

Dedicating this milestone to customers, Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said: “Maruti Suzuki’s success story is closely linked with the success story of India over the last two decades. Even as India has grown and transformed, Maruti Suzuki has evolved to meet changing demands. We will continue to drive the growth and evolution of India’s car market. I wish to thank our employees, dealers and suppliers for their support and commitment.”

SX4 Celebration Edition
To mark the occasion, Maruti Suzuki has unveiled a "Celebration Edition" of its SX4 sedan. The exclusive white SX4 features the celebration dome decal and body graphics. The interiors of the Celebration Edition SX4 will have new seat fabric, chrome inside door handles, chrome AC louvers, cubic printing on arm rest, "Celebration" floor mats and pillows

Top five Maruti Suzuki models in cumulative sales

Models Cumulative units sold (thousand units)

M800 2 636
Alto + K10 1 908
Omni 1 437
Wagon R 1 114
Swift 0 685