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Maruti Suzuki reports first-ever quarterly loss on Indian lockdown

South Asian nation's vehicle sales plunge 80% as pandemic stings

A Maruti Suzuki showroom in New Delhi. The pandemic has throttled production and sales.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- India's leading automaker Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday posted a 2.67 billion rupee ($35.7 million) net loss for the quarter ended in June, its first red ink since going public in 2003.

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