Japanese automaker's India division, Isuzu Motors India has rolled out the 10,000th vehicle from its manufacturing unit in SriCity Andhra Pradesh. The company took less than 2 years to reach its first milestone and the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross did the honours for the company. Isuzu's plant in Andhra began operations in 2016 and makes the D-Max V-cross and the Isuzu mu-X SUV along with Isuzu D-Max S-Cab and regular cab models to cater to the commercial segment.
Prior to this plant, the company used to operate out of Hindustan Motors facility near Chennai till early 2016. The company's cumulative sales in India also crossed 10,000 units in March 2018. The SriCity plant was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu in April 2016 and marked the roll out the first V-Cross, and Isuzu's operations in India. Slowly and steadily this plant has become a global hub for Isuzu as the company has also commenced the exports to Nepal and Bhutan.
Naohiro Yamaguchi, Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, “The roll-out of the 10,000th vehicle from SriCity marks an important milestone in the journey of ISUZU in India. It is a testimony to show our commitment to India and the trust Indian customers have built on us and our products. It is just the beginning and we will continue to remain focused on our core objectives of delivering value and quality through our products.”
Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is the only Adventure Utility Vehicle in the country and is powered by a 2.5L diesel engine with 134 hp of power and 320 Nm of torque. The vehicle has created its own niche in the Indian market.