Maruti Suzuki has rolled out its 15th millionth car, making it the only car manufacturer in India to achieve this milestone. The 15th millionth car that rolled off from the assembly line in Manesar was the Dzire VDi.
The company has achieved this milestone in 31 years and five months. The Maruti 800 was the first car to be rolled out from the Gurgaon facility in December 1983. Out of all the production till date, the Alto has been the highest produced car from their facility. 3.1 million Altos were manufactured till date, followed by Maruti 800 at 2.9 million units. 1.7 million units of the Omni were rolled off the production line, whereas the Wagon R, Swift and the DZire contributed to 1.6 million, 1.3 million and 1 million units respectively.
Maruti Suzuki's medium term goal is to clock sales of two million vehicles per annum by 2020. In order to achieve this, it is expanding its product portfolio, foraying into new segments, strengthening the sales and service network and enhancing capabilities across the value chain.
"Maruti Suzuki’s journey has been one of Kaizen and continuous improvement. Our people on the shop floor make enormous contribution so that we can offer more and better to our customers, and fulfil their needs and aspirations," said Rajiv Gandhi, executive director, production, Maruti Suzuki.