According to sources Maruti Suzuki India presently anticipates easing of waiting period pressure on its popular models as it is slated to receive 2.5 lakh units in 2018-19 from parent Suzuki's Gujarat plant. Meanwhile a senior company official said in the ongoing fiscal ending March 31, the company will get 1.5 lakh units from the Gujarat plant, from where the popular premium hatchback Baleno is being rolled out.
MSI Senior Executive Director R S Kalsi told "Currently the plant is in full swing in A and B shifts and in 2018-19 it will give us full production across the year. So, that would be 2.5 lakh units”. Meanwhile he further said "This financial year we will receive 1.5 lakh units because the second shift operations [at the Gujarat plant] started only in October.
Presently the company's new Dzire sedan has also received
robust response from the market and became the second best selling model after
Alto in December. Moreover the forthcoming all new Swift will also be rolled
from the Gujarat plant and MSI expects demand to be more than the average of
15,000 units a month that the old version was clocking.
Demand for diesel vehicles expected to fall 35 - 36% by 2019 New Delhi sources stated that the demand of diesel vehicles has been declining over the past few years and is expected to reduce to sub 25% level, post implementation of BS - VI norms. According to ICRA declined to 38% in FY2018 and is expected to fall further to 35-36% in FY2019 and will eventually go lower.
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