Isuzu India To Scale Up Production

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Isuzu, the Japanese auto maker is planning to scale up its production in India to 1,20,000 units per year by 2016.

The company plans to scale up production by investing INR 3,000 crore.

Isuzu, which has opened its first showroom in Jaipur a few days ago, is planning to open up to 60 outlets across India by end of 2016, according to Shigeru Wakabayashi, the company's Deputy Managing Director.

Wakabayashi said, "This dealership marks our entry into the largest state of the country, Rajasthan which houses many industries including minerals, agriculture and textiles. And our vehicles known for ruggedness, durability and fuel efficiency will definitely appeal to our customers."

The company currently has its manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh and the plan of increasing production and investing INR 3,000 crore will also generate up to 3,000 jobs.

The company entered Rajasthan market, launching the MU-7 SUV and the entire range of the D-Max pick up trucks.

Isuzu Motor India have plans to achieve 100 percent localisation within three years of starting production in 2016, according to Isuzu's Deputy Managing Director.

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Story first published: Monday, December 8, 2014, 9:40 [IST]
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