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Suzuki Gujarat capacity to stand at 750,000 after 3rd plant in 2020: Toshihiro Suzuki, President of Suzuki Motor Corporation.

Addressing the Vibrant Gujarat 2019 summit in Gujarat’s capital Gandhinagar, he said: Gujarat is becoming increasingly important as a production site for Suzuki group.

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Jan 18, 2019, 01.02 PM IST
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Mr Suzuki said the company is keen to localize other components required for vehicle electrification.
AHMEDABAD: Suzuki Motor Corporation president at Suzuki has said his company's Gujarat capacities will stand at 750,000 units by 2020.

Addressing the Vibrant Gujarat 2019 summit in Gujarat’s capital Gandhinagar, he said: Gujarat is becoming increasingly important as a production site for Suzuki group.

“The first vehicle assembly plant of Suzuki Motor Gujarat was inaugurated in September 2017. The second plant will start shortly. We plan to commission the third assembly plant in 2020. After three plants in operations, annual production capacity of Suzuki Motor Gujarat will be enhanced up to 750,000 units.”

He added an engine and transmission plant is starting production shortly.

He added: As one of the solutions for CO2 reduction, we decided to introduce electric vehicles in India in 2020. We are road testing fifty electric vehicles in India to develop such product.”

He said Suzuki will introduce cutting-edge hybrid vehicles aggressively with technical support from Toyota Motor Corporation.

Mr Suzuki said the company is keen to localize other components required for vehicle electrification. “Since the technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles have similarity, we will first localize components of hybrid vehicle and followed by electric vehicle,” he said.

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