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Suzuki dials back on promise of India's auto market, and it is not alone

India's auto sector has gone into a tailspin this year as tight liquidity at shadow banks, high taxes and a weak rural economy have sapped consumers' buying power

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Maruti Suzuki | Maruti Suzuki India | auto demand

Aditi Shah | Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Suzuki Motor Corp said it was no longer gung-ho about India's auto market, the world's fourth-largest, where it has seen relentless growth in the past seven years. And the parent of the country's biggest car maker is not alone. The Japanese automaker issued the warning after it reported a slump in quarterly profit this week on tumbling sales at its Indian unit, Maruti Suzuki, which accounts for half the number of cars sold in India. "We no longer think that growth in India will be an uninterrupted move upwards," Suzuki President Toshihiro Suzuki cautioned. ...

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First Published: Fri, November 08 2019. 11:59 IST
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