Manesar lockdown cost: Rs 2,600 cr/mth
However, production department officials said that while the paint shop and assembly line at Gurgaon can handle these cars, they could not be welded there. In short, the strategy to shift production from Manesar to Gurgaon cannot work. Currently, around 41% of the companyís total monthly sales come from the Swift and Dzire. Of the companyís average monthly sales of around 80,000 units, these two models contribute around 33,000. Around 1,900 cars are manufactured per day at the Manesar plant, which also includes the hatchback A-Star and sedan SX4. If one takes an average price of around R5.6 lakh, then the loss due to the shutdown would be around R2,600 crore every month.
Meanwhile, even as the the plant remained shut on Friday, the company began despatching vehicles that had already been assembled with heavy police protection.
Maruti currently operates two production lines at the Manesar plant with