Suzuki Motor Corp will be increasing its engine output capacity in India by about 30 per cent. The car maker is looking at producing over 1.25 million units a year. The company will be setting up a new line dedicated to low-pollution models stated Japanese business daily, Nikkei.
Suzuki will be investing nearly 10 billion yen to install a production line that would be churning out 300,000 units a year at a manufacturing base near New Delhi this year. The line will be dedicated to producing so-called K-series low-emission models, which are mainly mounted on small cars with 1 to 1.2-liter engines.
The investment, which will lift production capacity of low-production engines in India by 60 per cent to 800,000 a year, is in response to stricter emission regulations adopted the country, the paper said. The K Series was introduced in 1988 as a powerplant for the Rover Metro car.
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In the wake of stricter emission norms in India, car makers are coming up with the BS-IV compliant K-series engines in their new cars and Suzuki plans to increase the output.