Isuzu Motors India has
announced start of local production of its vehicles and rolled out its
first India-manufactured, BS-IV compliant sports utility vehicle MU-7, at a
press conference held at Chennai. Isuzu has a contract manufacturing
agreement with Hindustan Motors under which the latter is contract assembling
CKD kits of Isuzu’s sports utility vehicle MU-7 and pick-up truck D-Max, at its
Thiruvallur, Chennai plant.
Takashi Kikuchi – Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India Pvt. Ltd commented on the
occasion, “The MU-7 SUV is
known for its ruggedness, durability and fuel efficiency and is a proven and
successful SUV in other key markets.”
With the launch of
first India produced vehicle, Isuzu also announced a unique service initiative
‘Isuzu Insight’ to its customers. As the name suggests Isuzu Insight will
provide insights of an individual’s driving habits and style, thereby helping
them improve their fuel efficiency and vehicle performance.
manufacturing plant is likely to be operational by 2015-16. The company has
earmarked a total investment of Rs. 3,000 crore for this plant which is
expected to have a capacity of 100,000 to 1,20,000 units once fully
operational. Isuzu signed a MoU with the Government of Andhra Pradesh earlier
this year - to set up a LCV manufacturing facility at Sri City,
Hyderabad. To increase its national presence and reach out to a wider
customer base, Isuzu is planning to beef up its dealer network to 60 outlets by
end of 2015-16.
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