Isuzu, a Japanese automaker plans to make India as their export hub
Updated September 18, 2018
Isuzu, a Japanese automaker announces its plans to make India its export hub with its sales up by 60% this year in comparison to the previous year. The automaker has seen a rise in demand for pick up truck in the smaller towns and cities of the country.
In the last 5 years from operating in India, the company has been able to scale up its sales to more than 5000 vehicles per year.
In an interview with DNA, Ken Takashima of Isuzu Motors India said: “We expect to see 50-60% growth in this year.”. The automaker also announced that South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes would be an ambassador to the brand.
Over 10,000 vehicles have been sold by the company since it first entered the Asian country. The automaker currently has over 35 outlets across the country.
The company has its manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh and manufactures 50,000 units per year. Isuzu’s main manufacturing plant is in Thailand and plans to make India as an export hub for countries like Bhutan and Nepal
The manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh produces the MU-X SUV and D-Max V-Cross pick-up for the personal vehicle market and in the for the commercial segment they have the Regular Cab and the D-Max S-Cab models
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