Maruti Suzuki has already shipped 2,000 Nissan Pixo cars from its dedicated car export port at Mundra in Gujarat to Europe. The 5-door hatchback car, which has been contract-manufactured by Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Indian arm for Nissan’s left-hand drive markets in Europe, is essentially a rebadged and restyled version of Maruti Suzuki A-Star. The car is fitted with a 1.0 litre petrol engine and has 5+1 gear box and will initially grace the roads of Netherlands and Denmark.
Maruti has bagged the order from Nissan to make and export 30,000 Pixos in the current financial year and a special vessel, Euro Spirit, will ferry the consignment. Just like the A-Star, Nissan Pixo is being solely manufactured at Maruti’s state-of-the-art facility at Manesar near Gurgaon in Haryana.