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13 April 2012

Maruti Ertiga Launched; Expects Growth in Northeast India

Maruti ErtigaGuwahati, Apr 13 : The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) is looking at a double-digit sales growth in the north eastern market in 2012-13.

"We expect the car market to grow by at least 10 per cent nationally this fiscal. Similarly, we are also expecting a similar jump in our sales including in the north eastern states," MSI Chief General Manager (Parts & Accessories) Amitava Roy said.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the launch of the company's multi-purpose vehicle 'Ertiga' here. The company had sold over 36,000 units of its various models in the north eastern states in 2011-12. Its compact car 'Alto' contributed to over 40 per cent of the total sales.

"We are also looking at ramping up our dealership network in the region along with rest of India," Roy said without quoting any figures. MSI currently has 19 retail outlets and 12 e-outlets in the North East.

Roy said MSI expected the Ertega to perform well in Assam and the north eastern region. MSI formally made its foray into the multi-purpose vehicle segment with the launch of Ertiga at an introductory price of up to Rs 8.81 lakh (ex-showroom Guwahati). The car would be available in both petrol and diesel variants.

"This is a family vehicle but for multiple purposes and we are tyring to create a new segment with the Ertiga," Roy said. The Ertiga will be in the same MPV segment as Toyota's 'Innova' and Mahindra & Mahindra's 'Xylo'.


Anand Kumar said...

why the maruti vendor doesnt understand that the duck shape in front does nt suit any of the car model be it dzire , swift , ritz, sx4, and now this out of model of same category

Skoda Fabia said...

I think Ertiga is one of the best hatchback models of Maruti Suzuki as it is an MPV categorized with some modifications. It is most popular car model of Maruti Suzuki in the year of 2012.

deep said...

Good car for all types of road

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