Maruti Suzuki has started exporting its newly launched midsize SUV, the Grand Vitara to Latin America. The first batch of the Grand Vitara sailed to Latin America from the Kamarajar port recently. MSIL has announced that it is planning to export the Grand Vitara to more than 60 countries across Latin America, Africa, Middle East, ASEAN and neighbouring regions.
Commenting on the same, Mr. Hisashi Takeuchi, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “SupportingGovernment of India’s efforts to increase exports from India, Maruti Suzuki has taken multiple initiatives to increase its international presence. Expanding the product portfolio for exports has been one of the key pillars of success. By adding Grand Vitara, we now export a range of 17 vehicles. Grand Vitara, unveiled in July 2022, has received overwhelming response in the domestic market and we are confident that the India manufactured Grand Vitara will meet with similar success in overseas markets as well.“
In 2022, Maruti Suzuki registered an export of over 2.6 lakh vehicles, its highest ever exports in a calendar year. Last month, MSIL sold 112,010 units in the month of December 2022 as against 123,016 units in the same month last year – reporting a YoY sales decline of 8.95 percent.
Maruti Suzuki has recently launched the CNG version of the Grand Vitara SUV. It is available in two variants – Delta MT and Zeta MT – priced at Rs 12.85 lakh and Rs 14.84 lakh, respectively. It is powered by a 1.5L, Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine with a factory-fitted CNG kit. In CNG mode, the engine produces 87.83PS at 5,500rpm and a peak torque of 121.5Nm at 4200rpm. Power is transmitted to front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.