Maruti Suzuki India has achieved the feat of rolling out the 1,00,000th A-Star. The production of the A-Star started in October, 2008. The Manesar facility which produces the A-Star, SX4, Swift and Swift DZiRE, has also crossed the 5-lakh-units production mark since the commencement of the unit. These landmarks come less than two weeks after the company achieved the milestone of producing 80 lakh cars since 1983.
“A-Star is doing very well in the export market. We are planning to export over 75,000 units of the car by the end of this fiscal,” Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R C Bhargava said. “At one stage Nissan was very hesitant to place order and they had reduced it from 50,000 units, which they were discussing with us. Now the total A-Star export will cross 1.3 lakh units in 2009-10,” Bhargava added.
Maruti has already exported over 50,000 units of A-Star to over 44 countries including Netherlands, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Angola, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Morocco, Libya, New Zealand and some Latin American nations.