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There is a famous quote by Jack Nicholson in the film, A Few Good Men, which is apt for Maruti Suzuki’s efforts to resurrect the S-Cross, ‘Roll the dice and take your chances’. This could very well be the last straw for this crossover. Going by the current trend, the country’s most successful automobile manufacturer has decided to drop the diesel engine and go only with petrol. The 1.5-litre gasoline motor, which also powers the Ciaz, the Brezza and the XL6, has a...

Maruti Suzuki commences exports of S-PRESSO

Conceptualized and designed in India for India and the world, Maruti Suzuki commenced exports of its chartbuster S-PRESSO to overseas markets. The consignments have left for global markets including parts of Asia, Latin America and Africa regions. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “S-PRESSO is a true symbol of Make in India. The car stands testament to our commitment to offer best in design, technol...

Stylish and Sporty Ciaz S by Maruti Suzuki NEXA is here

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced the launch of Ciaz S, sports variant of country’s best-selling premium mid-size sedan Ciaz. Built on NEXA’s values of ‘Create. Inspire.’ and based on top variant Alpha, Ciaz-S comes with sporty exterior and enhanced interiors. It will be offered in 3 attractive colours– Sangria Red, Premium Silver and Pearl Snow White. Speaking on the new offering, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing &...

Maruti Suzuki Alto BS6 in S-CNG launched

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today launched the S-CNG variant of the Alto. The CNG powered Alto BS6 will offer a mileage of 31.59 km/kg. Maruti Suzuki continues to pave the way for the new BS6 emission norms ahead of timeline with Alto S-CNG as its first BS6 compliant CNG vehicle, offering the widest range of green cars with S-CNG technology.   On the introduction of Alto BS6 S-CNG, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki I...

Maruti Suzuki launches the All New Ignis

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced the prices of the all new Ignis, unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020. The all new Ignis exudes an SUV design with imposing front fascia, wide rear appearance and high seating position.  Adding to the SUV character of the all new Ignis are the striking rear spoiler, roof rails and high ground clearance. The comfortable and spacious interior and latest safety features enhance the driving experience. The new Ignis is powered...

Maruti Suzuki’s nationwide Service Camp on International Women’s Day

Commemorating International Women’s Day, Maruti Suzuki India Limited will roll-out a nationwide service camp for its female customers. Celebrating the spirit of womanhood, an array of attractive service offers have been extended by the Company between 8th March and 30th March, 2020. This aligns with the Company’s commitment to consistently offer best quality services to its customers. Announcing the Service Camp, Mr. Partho Banerjee, Executive Director (Service),...

Maruti Suzuki calls for entries from startups for its MAIL cohort

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) invites applications from startups for the fourth cohort under its Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab (MAIL) initiative. MSIL is now engaged with nine startup firms selected in the previous three rounds of MAIL program. In the first three cohorts, many enthusiastic startups submitted entries. Of these, best 25 firms from each cohort were invited for the next round. While the third cohort is still on, a total of nine startups were selected from first...

Maruti Suzuki car seat manufacturing JV Krishna Maruti starts donation of 10 lakh triple-ply masks to Gujarat Government

In view of safety of Corona Warriors of Gujarat Government, Maruti Suzuki Joint Venture Krishna Maruti Limited handed over the first batch of five lakh units of triple-ply face masks to the Gujarat Administration at Gandhinagar. As part of a CSR initiative, the triple ply face masks were handed over to Dr Darsi Suman Ratnam, Managing Director, Gujarat Medical Service Corporation Limited and Smt Bhartiba Vaghela, Deputy Collector, Government of Gujarat by Mr Vimal Gupta, General Manager at Kri...

Customer Safety a priority: Maruti Suzuki rolls out new norms for its showrooms

Gearing up for the new normal and keeping customer safety at the core, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has put in place a comprehensive standard operating procedure (SoP) for its dealerships across the country. The process ensures highest level of hygiene and sanitization across all its showrooms for the safety of its customers and employees. After the implementation of these SoPs and based on approvals from State Governments, Maruti Suzuki dealerships have started to open and deliver the cars to...

Customer safety is priority: Maruti Suzuki deliveries bring smiles to over 5,000 customers

Keeping customer safety at core, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has delivered over 5,000 cars in the past few days. The Company has put in place comprehensive standard operating procedures (SoPs) for its dealerships across the country. These SoPs ensure highest level of hygiene and sanitization across all its showrooms for the safety of its customers and employees. With the SoPs in place over 1,350 Maruti Suzuki showrooms and over 300 True Value outlets are operational post lockdown 4. Speaki...

Buy Now Pay Later: Maruti Suzuki makes car buying easier for customers

With the aim to make new car purchase easy and affordable, Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced a partnership with Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company Limited (CIFCL), one of the leading Non-Banking Financial Companies. The objective of this partnership is to provide customised auto retail financing solutions to retail buyers. The new solution ‘Buy Now Pay Later Offer’’ is aimed to provide customers with easy financing options.  A two-month def...

Homegrown manufacturers shine on day one at Auto Expo 2020

Day one of the AutoExpo 2020 began with a bang. The overall sentiment, largely impacted by a slowdown in the automobile sector and outbreak of coronavirus, was mostly nullified by some showstoppers, especially Indian manufacturers such as Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra, who were at the forefront while displaying their capabilities and readiness for the adoption of new technologies.  Maruti Suzuki, India’s biggest passenger vehicle manufacturer announced its plan t...

The first step is to get production started on a sustainable basis: R.C. Bhargava

The last few weeks have been unprecedented and unpredictable, as the country went into a sudden and complete lockdown to flatten the COVID-19 curve and all economic activities came to a halt from March 25, 2020. Naturally, production of vehicles was also stopped and the facilities of India's largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India, fell silent. Now, as the lockdown has been eased and factories are again allowed to resume production, the big question is how to revive demand in a market wher...

Vehicle recycling centers await clarity on scrappage policy

By 2025, the number of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) is expected to increase by a whopping 250 percent and is touted to be over 21.8 million from 8.7 million ELVs that were reported in 2015. Despite a constant rise in these numbers, India, currently lacks presence of formal vehicle recycling centers, and continues to be completely dependent on smaller, semi-formal units that are known to deploy unhealthy methods of dismantling and recycling of vehicles. As the number of ELVs is expected to incr...