About Us

Our History

  • The historical assembly

    The first lot of Maruti cars assembled in 1983.

  • Marutians meet the invincible

    Prime Minister, Mrs, Indira Gandhi and Minister
    of Industry, Mr. N. D. Tiwari courtesy
    Mr. V. Krishnamurthy, Chairman and MD, Maruti.

  • A landmark day in the life of every Marutian

    Prime Minister, Mrs, Indira Gandhi visits
    the Gurgaon factory on Dec 14th, 1983.

  • A masterpiece in master hands

    The Prime Minister is presented with a model of the Maruti car in silver filigree work.

  • An iconic car, an iconic first owner

    Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi gives
    away the keys of the first Maruti 800 to the
    first customer, Mr. Harpal Singh -Dec, 1983.

  • The legacy rolls on

    Chairman presenting a plaque to the
    Prime Minister on Dec 14, 1985.

  • India's first iconic MUV is all set to blaze the roads afire

    November 1984, India roads witness the Iconic Omni.

  • The royal visit

    Prime Minister, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi being
    shown around the plant on Dec 14, 1985.

  • India learns to go off the road

    India's first off roader, the invincible
    Maruti Gypsy is launched in Dec, 1985.

  • Maruti drives to foreign soils

    Signing an agreement with Hungary,
    for the export of Maruti cars.

  • A new land, a new owner

    The Minister of Industries, Mr. Vengala Rao,
    handing over the keys to the Deputy
    Prime Minister of Hungary.

  • The test of power

    Prime Minister, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi visits
    the Suzuki Pavilion (IITF 87), where the
    1000 CC prototype was displayed.

  • When performance meets excellence

    Mr. R. C. Bhargava, our MD , receiving the
    Productivity Award for Best Perfromance during 1987-88,
    from Mr. Vengala Rao, the Minister of Industries.

  • Luxury on Indian roads

    India's first luxury sedan, Maruti 1000, launched in 1990.

  • Accolades for the best in class corporate performers

    Mr. R. C. Bhargava receiving The 1991 Corporate Performance
    Award by the Economic Times- Harvard Business School Association.

  • India's first premium hatchback

    The launch of 'ZEN' in 1993

  • 10 years of owning the first Maruti !

    The owner of the first Maruti car being felicitated by Mr. K. Senga,
    Director- Marketing and Sales, Maruti, on the 10th anniversary of the sale of our first car.

  • The Indian sedan gets a new look

    Esteem was launched in 1994.

  • In kind hands

    Mother Teresa holding aloft the key of the millionth
    vehicle, presented to her by the Mr. R. C. Bhargava, MD, Maruti.

  • Maruti Care on wheels

    Maruti launches India's first 24 hour- On-road service in May, 1996.

  • The grand Maruti expansion

    The third manufacturing plant, inaugerated on Dec 2, 1999.

  • Delhi Government and Maruti join hands to take driving skills to international levels

    Maruti launched the Institute of Driving Training and Research in 2000.

  • Customer Supreme

    The first car company in India, to start a customer care centre in 2000.

  • The True Value of a Maruti

    Maruti launches its first True Value outlets in Bangalore and Delhi in 2001.

  • The bond becomes stronger

    Suzuki Motor Corporation acquires majority stake in MUL in 2002.

  • World no.7

    Maruti ranks 91 in Forbes Magazine's list of the World's
    200 Most Reputable Companies. In the automotive sector,
    Maruti ranked 7th in the world, in the year 2005.

  • Numbers speak

    Maruti rolls out its 5 millionth car in April, 2005.

  • The creators

    Swift, with the team of engineers in May, 2005.

  • What's in a name?

    Maruti Udyog Limited is renamed Maruti Suzuki India Limited in 2007.

  • Making Indian roads safer !

    Maruti launched National Road Safety Programme in 2008.

  • Innovation meets style

    Maruti launched A-star, world's 5th strategic model in Nov, 2008.

  • 25 years of excellence

    Maruti celebrates 25 years of delivering excellence on Dec 14, 2008.

  • Maruti ups its reputation

    The Reputation Institute completes its 2009 Global Reputation Pulse
    Study - MSIL's global reputation ranking up from 77 to 49- all
    companies, all sectors. Global reputation ranking up
    from 4 to 3 - Global Car Companies category.

  • The Golden Peacocks of environment

    Awarded the Golden Peacock for excellence in the field
    of environment management in automobile sector, in 2009.

  • A million in 365 days

    Maruti rolls out the 1 millionth car in 1 year on 23rd March , 2010.

  • Maruti penned down

    Mr. R.C. Bhargava, presenting the book, 'The Maruti Story'
    to the Prime Minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh in 2010.

  • Excellence honored

    Mr. R. C. Bhargava honored with The Order of the Rising Sun,
    Gold and Silver Star, by the emperor of Japan in 2011.

  • Customer's delight

    Maruti Suzuki ranked no.1 in customer satisfaction for
    an unprecedented 13th time in a row (JD Power
    Customer Satisfaction Index Study conducted in 2012).