INDIA TO EXPORT MARUTI SUZUKI CARS TO JAPAN
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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