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Maruti's road to continuous success in Indian market: From then to now

With 15 models and a market share of close to 50 per cent, it rules the Indian market, selling almost 1.5 million units every year - rolling out one model every ten seconds

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Shally Seth Mohile  |  Mumbai 

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Indira Gandhi gives away the keys of the first Maruti 800 to Harpal Singh, a customer

On this day, 37 years ago, the first locally made Maruti 800 was delivered to Harpal Singh. The Japanese carmaker, which entered the Indian market as a joint venture with the Government of India, has come a long way, creating several milestones. With 15 models and a market share of close to 50 per cent, it rules the Indian market, selling almost 1.5 million units every year — rolling out one model every ten seconds.

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First Published: Tue, December 15 2020. 01:14 IST