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India's top carmaker Maruti Suzuki plans $1.4bn factory in north

Auto plant, slated to open in 2025, defies current slump in Indian market

Maruti Suzuki's plant in northern India will boost capacity by 250,000 cars a year.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- India's biggest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki, will build a manufacturing plant that can produce up to 250,000 cars a year on an 800-acre site in northern Haryana state, it said on Friday.

The plant is expected to produce its first car by 2025, and the company would invest over 110 billion Indian rupees ($1.42 billion) in the first phase of the project, it said.

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