Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car-maker, is looking to increase the production at its existing manufacturing facilities in Gurgaon and Manesar to meet the increasing demand in the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki is expected to close the current financial year with a production capacity of 14.5 lakh units.
The company hopes to increase the total production to over 15 lakh by the end of the next financial year, reports the Economic Times. The production capacity of Maruti Suzuki's Gurgaon plant stands at seven lakh cars in two shifts, where as the Manesar plant has the capacity to produce eight lakh units in two shifts. Maruti Suzuki's new plant in Gujarat will start its operations in 2017.
The car-maker is anticipating a surge in demand in the coming months as the company is gearing up for new launches. Reports indicate that the increase in production is likely to accommodate the soon-to-be-launched Vitara Brezza compact SUV.
The Vitara Brezza SUV, which has been conceived, designed, developed and validated in India by Maruti's R&D team led by Chief Engineer CV Raman, carries high expectations. A report of Rushlane states that the Vitara Brezza is likely to replicate the success of Maruti's popular model Swift in the country.
In 2016, Maruti is also expected to launch the new Baleno RS and Ignis compact SUV.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]