- Years: 1981 – Present
- Headquarters: New Delhi, India
- Founder/Parent Company: Suzuki
- Website: http://www.marutisuzuki.com/
- More Information: Suzuki Logo, History and Models
Formerly known as Maruti Udyog Limited, Maruti Suzuki is one of the most popular Indian car manufacturers. It is a subsidiary of the popular Japanese motorcycle and automobile brand, Suzuki. The vehicle company is known for its reputation for producing some of the most budget-friendly vehicles. It was founded in 1981 and manufactured its first vehicle in 1984. It has more than 933 dealerships across 666 cities and towns in India with 3,060 service stations around 1,454 towns and cities and 30 Express Service Stations around 30 National Highways.
Some of the most popular vehicles produced by Maruti Suzuki include Omni (Minivan), Gypsy (SUV), Zen (Hatchback), Wagon R (Hatchback), Grand Vitara (Mini SUV), Swift DZire (Sedan), and Ritz (Hatchback). The latest vehicles, manufactured and released in 2014, include the Stingray (Hatchback), Ciaz (Sedan), and the Celerio (Hatchback). However, the company doesn’t only stay limited to manufacturing vehicles and also provides insurance, financing, car parts and accessories, and even has many driving schools. In other words, it is a diverse group of companies under one banner.