Suzuki’s upcoming manufacturing facility in Gujarat will first roll-out the Celerio hatchback followed by models internally called the YRA and YRD. The new fully-owned facility by Suzuki is expected to spawn by end of 2016 or early 2017 and will have its corporate headquarters in Maruti’s regional office in Ahmedabad. Suzuki has plans to produce 2,25,000 vehicles per annum in the new plant.
The Celerio, launched at the recently concluded Auto Expo, is now made at the company’s Manesar plant with a production capacity of around 60,000 units. This apparently is not enough to meet the high demand for the vehicle. Although by 2015 Maruti is expected to increase the production to 1,00,000 units. The Celerio has clocked 14,000 bookings already, and more than half the bookings are for the AMT version.
The YRA compact hatchback to be made alongside Celerio and the YRD is set for a debut in 2015 and will be made in Manesar along with other Maruti cars until the new plant is fully functional.