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Maruti Suzuki's dealer network crosses 3,500, plans to add 200 more in 3 months

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 18, 2022, 6:13 pm IST
Updated Nov 18, 2022, 6:13 pm IST
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Shashank Srivastava
 Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Shashank Srivastava

HYDERABAD: Maruti Suzuki India expects its sales network to touch the 3,700-mark by the end of this fiscal as the company set to add one lakh more vehicles to the Indian car market in 2025.

Speaking to reporters in Hyderabad after inaugurating the company's 3,500th dealership, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Shashank Srivastava said the company's push to enhance sales infrastructure across the country reflects the expected increase in penetration of cars in the Indian market.

India's largest car maker expects to increase its Manesar plant production capacity by one lakh units before its Sonipat facility commences operations in 2025.

Currently, Maruti Suzuki has a cumulative production capacity of over 15 lakh units per annum at both Manesar and Gurugram plants. It additionally has access to 7.5 lakh units from parent Suzuki Motor's facility in Gujarat.

The country's largest carmaker on Friday crossed the 3,500 car sales outlets mark, more than doubling it from 1,300 dealerships a decade ago.

He said India's largest car maker has 132 dealerships in Telangana and 140 in Andhra Pradesh. Of this, 35 are in Hyderabad.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Shashank Srivastava said 21 per cent of the company's sales come from Nexa dealerships. The sales from Nexa has risen by 40 per cent, he said.

Maruti Suzuki India currently has presence in around 2,250 cities and towns in India. The company added 237 sales outlets in 2021-22 and further 170 outlets between April-October this fiscal year.
“We are likely to touch the 3,700 outlets mark by March-end,” Srivastava said, when asked about the company's network expansion plans.

Speaking about the digital sales channel, he said showrooms will continue to be important, in spite of growing inquiries from dgital channel, because the car is an aspirational product, which we want to see and experience before buying it.

Even as the company plans to launch more CNG models, he said the company will launch its electric vehicle in 2025.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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