IN­DIA TO EX­PORT MARUTI SUZUKI CARS TO JA­PAN

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Timsy Jaipuria ■ timsy.jaipuria@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: Life has come full cir­cle for Maruti Suzuki af­ter 32 years.

It was in De­cem­ber 1983 that Suzuki took a leap of faith with a joint ven­ture with Maruti and In­dia rolled out its first car with the ex­per­tise of the Ja­panese car maker. It is De­cem­ber 2015 and Suzuki wants to im­port cars from In­dia — around 30,000 a year to be­gin with.

An­nounc­ing the his­toric move, Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi on Satur­day said In­dia will for the “first time” ex­port to Ja­pan cars made do­mes­ti­cally by Maruti Suzuki un­der the Make in In­dia ini­tia­tive. If all goes as planned, Maruti Suzuki will ex­port In­dia-made Baleno to Ja­pan from Jan­uary.

Maruti Suzuki chair­man RC Bhar­gava said ex­port­ing au­to­mo­biles to Ja­pan was “not an easy task” and set a tar­get of ship­ping out 20,000 to 30,000 units a year.

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