NEW DELHI: Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India has commenced export of Suzuki’s compact off-roader Jimny from India.
Accordingly, the first shipment of 184 units left from Mundra port to Latin American countries such as Columbia and Peru.
Besides, the three-door Suzuki Jimny will also be exported to the Middle East and African markets from India, the company said on Wednesday.
The current generation of Jimny was launched in 2018 by Suzuki Motor Corporation in Japan. The all-terrain vehicle has a legacy of over 50 years, catering to customers worldwide.
According to the company, with India as a production base for Jimny, Suzuki aims to leverage Maruti Suzuki’s global production stature.
The company pointed out that there is a large customer demand worldwide well beyond Suzuki Japan capacity for this model and the Indian manufacturing will supplement capacity to meet this global demand.
“Jimny manufactured at Maruti Suzuki’s Gurugram plant shares the same specification as the export models produced at the Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Kosai plant in Japan,” said Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India.
“We are confident with Jimny we will be able to enhance our overall exports.”