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Maruti Shines Away With Its Export Sales

Indian auto giants Maruti Suzuki India Limited is growing in a big way. The company crossed half a million mark in the cumulative exports. As the ship liner, 'Goliath Leader' left Mumbai port on 28th February, carrying 1180 Maruti cars to various Latin American countries; Maruti Suzuki became the first carmaker in India to cross the 500,000 units of export.

While Maruti Suzuki cars have already proved themselves in all five continents and among them Europe has been a popular destination with the contribution of 56% of company's cumulative exports. Netherlands with 67,700 units and Italy with over 41, 000, we also have UK (over 34,000) have been the biggest European buyers. Germany and Hungary too are among the countries that have imported over 20,000 Maruti Suzuki cars.

In the non-European markets, Algeria is the bags the credit with over 42,000 units, followed by Chile, Srilanka and Nepal. Maruti 800 is the favorite models that rule the most with 178,000 units and Alto follows closely with 152,000 units.

The other car that are on the list of exporting is the Suzuki's fifth World Strategic Model, A-Star (not launched yet) plans to export 100,000 units annually of this new model, to Europe and other parts of the world.

Earlier in February Maruti Suzuki tied up with Mundra port for development of dedicated port facilities for export shipments of cars through Pure Car Carriers. By Dec, 2008, the new facility is expected to start its operation.

 

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