Nissan Pixo into Production Mode at Maruti’s Manesar Plant

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Maruti Suzuki has commenced the production of Pixo – an entry-level hatchback model for Nissan Europe, at its Manesar manufacturing unit.

In the recent past, Manesar plant confronted a month long lock out due to violent attack by workers leading to hundreds of injuries and loss of one executive’s life. Pixo is a small five-door, four-seater hatchback and is a derived form of Maruti A-Star. Pixo is refurbished by Maruti Suzuki as per Nissan’s specifications for sale in Europe region.

The Pixo model is basically contract-manufactured by Maruti Suzuki for Nissan and it is being developed with an engine that is revamped to emit lowers CO2. Also the Pixo will now be exempted of road tax along with the congestion charge applicable in London.

According to a senior official at Maruti, “We’ve added few exclusive options in Pixo model like ‘stop & start’ ignition in order to turn it more fuel-efficient plus also to adjust as per new stringent CO2 emission norms across Europe. Even the interiors are ameliorated along with refreshing paint colors.”

Maruti Suzuki has an aimed target of selling around 10,000 Pixos to Nissan this year. With this step, the exports figures will get some boost as the same already registered a fine drop of 13% to 53,054 units in the first half of this financial year.

The Managing Director of Maruti Suzuki, Nakanishi said, “For this year, we’ve got an order of manufacturing and shipping 10,000 Pixo for Nissan Motors. This is actually a part of export commitment from our parent firm, Suzuki Motors Corp. Of course company’s Manesar plant experienced difficulties earlier but we will surely manage to complete the commitment as plant’s production is improved.”

Tags : Maruti Suzuki, Pixo, hatchback, Manesar, Nissan, Europe, A-Star, CO2, London, Suzuki Motors Corp

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