NEW DELHI:The Gujarat plant of Japanese carmaker Suzuki Motor could be utilised to manufacture electric cars for both Maruti and Toyota, a prime Maruti Suzuki official explained on Wednesday, confirming that conversations are on.
Suzuki, which is the dad or mum of Maruti Suzuki, has been picked for gains under the government’s generation-joined incentive (PLI) plan, and may possibly make inexperienced autos for requirements of each Maruti and Toyota.
On the prospects of production Toyota automobiles at Gujarat, Maruti MD & CEO Kenichi Ayukawa stated, “We have to examine with them. ” Asked for more details, he informed TOI, “That aspect is nevertheless in discussions by Suzuki Japan. We haven’t been given any remaining final result. But we have to cautiously see. ”
Ayukawa explained Toyota Japan has announced an aggressive world-wide strategy for electric powered versions, but added that he is not guaranteed no matter if any of them would arrive into the fold of Suzuki’s Gujarat plant. “We really do not know that still. We have no information and facts as nonetheless. ”
Toyota and Suzuki are al- prepared in a enterprise alliance as effectively as a solution-enhancement and product-sharing romance. The partnership stems from an arrangement that the corporations signed in 2018, years soon after Suzuki’s alliance with the German Volkswagen Group had collapsed.
The partnership has seen Maruti share items this sort of as Baleno hatch with Toyota (beneath the Glanza badging), as very well as Brezza mini SUV (referred to as City Cruiser). These are manufactured at Maruti and Suzuki’s factories and are then bought to Toyota with selected alterations to the exterior and interior styling. It is also recognized that the companies have designed a high quality SUV — a competitor to Hyundai’s Creta, Kia’s Seltos, and VW’s Taigun — which would be produced at Toyota’s factory in Bangalore.