Japanese car manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corp had speculated to launch 20 new cars by the year 2020. Most of the models were intended for Indian market which includes Grand Vitara Brezza and Baleno.
But to launch those vehicles in India, Suzuki has to make changes to each and every model including small cars. This was stated by Maruti Suzuki Chairman R C Bhargava.
Suzuki has 11 new models of small cars and A-segment hatchbacks all geared up for its launch, but the problem is all of those cars are intended for Japanese market.
Bhargava stated that Japanese mini cars are small and Indian customers does not like small cars. They need spacious car with a lot of features at an affordable price range.
Bhargava said, "All the models will have to be modified for the Indian market. So the Indian cars have to be designed as per Indian laws. They are very powerful, they have turbo-charged engines, they are costly high performance cars."
In India there are many government regulations to be met. So localising the cars for Indian market is very important for Maruti Suzuki as it's the major player for passenger cars in India.
Bhargava added, "The volumes of sales for each of the models will be higher than the total volume of sales for the models elsewhere." He also said that Ciaz sedan have to be replaced with new Ciaz or some other models.
Suzuki is speculating three C-segment cars for India, but those cars will be too small for the Indian market. Bhargava further said, "As volume grows in the next three-four years, surely there will be changes, but I don't see three cars in the space."
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