After a post-COVID lull, India's biggest carmaker finally comes up with a groundbreaking announcement!
For some time now, Maruti Suzuki has been in talks with the Government of Haryana to invest in a new manufacturing site for its proposed capacity expansion. As the first step in this direction, the homegrown giant has officially confirmed the allotment of an 800-acre site from the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC), located in IMT Kharkhoda, Sonipat, Haryana.
In its first phase, the new Sonipat facility is expected to attract an investment of over Rs 11,000 crore. If the process goes as per the proposed timeline, the first plant should be commissioned by the year 2025, according to Maruti Suzuki. The first plant is expected to have a production capacity of up to 2,50,000 units per annum, at its maximum capacity. The manufacturing site will also have enough space for future expansion and the setting up of more plants.
At this point, Maruti Suzuki has not confirmed the model-specific details of the new site – we are yet to find out which models will be produced there. There's also no word on whether the future expansion entails any EVs or not.