Maruti to increase AMT production to 5000 units in sight of rising demand

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Indian car major Maruti Suzuki anticipates a rise in the sales of the automatic manual transmission (AMT) cars because of which the company is planning to increase the total production output to 5,000 units. Maruti is already in talks with its AMT kit suppliers, Magneti Marelli, to increase the supply of the gearbox. Maruti introduced its first AMT vehicle, the Celerio earlier this year and is now planning to introduce a new version of the Alto with AMT geatbox.

The initial waiting period for the Celerio AMT stood at 7-8 months which was brought down to 3-4 months. The car maker wants to further decrease the waiting period with hike in production capacity. Magneti Marelli will soon begin a new manufacturing line for the AMT kit at Manesar. This will help the gearbox supplier to deliver more AMT kits to Maruti.

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In an interview to AutoCar Professional, Maruti Suzuki Executive Director RS Kalsi said, “The idea is not to wait for our supplier to first ramp up volumes and then get into AMT for a new model. We are working with our supplier to increase volumes so that the AMT is not provided in one model at the cost of the other.”

With the rise in demand of automatic gearbox vehicles, we feel that increasing the production capacity and reducing waiting periods of the AMT variants of its vehicles would help Maruti boost its sales considerably.

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Source: AutoCar Professional

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