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Suzuki to make cars in India

Suzuki Motor plans to boost its production capacity for passenger cars in India to 1.45 million vehicles a year in 2012, topping its output in Japan for the first time, a report said Wednesday.

Suzuki’s local unit, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., will invest 2 – 4 billion yen (21 – 43 million dollars) this year to upgrade its two existing factories, increasing its capacity to 1.2 million units from about 1 million at present, the business daily Nikkei reported, citing company president Shinzo Nakanishi.

The move is aimed at maintaining Indian market share of about 50 percent amid growing demand and intensifying competition, it said.

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