TOKYO -- Suzuki Motor will invest a further 100 billion yen ($876 million) in Indian production, aiming to maintain its commanding share in a competitive market that soon will contribute over half the automaker's global vehicle output.
The Japanese automaker operates in India through the Maruti Suzuki India unit. Plans call for a third production line in the early 2020s for a factory in the western state of Gujarat, where the company only recently announced a second line to be completed in 2019. The plant began mass production of the Baleno hatchback in February. Suzuki has two plants in the state of Haryana as well.