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  2005
  The fiftieth lakh car rolls out in April, 2005 
  Growth in overall sales by 15.8%
  2004
  New (non A/C) variant of Alto
 Alto becomes India's new best selling car
  LPG variant of 'Omni Cargo'
  Versa 5-seater, a new variant
  Baleno LXi, a new variant
  Maruti closed the financial year 2003-04 with an annual sale of 472122 units, the highest ever since the company began operations 20 years ago
  2003
  New Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7
  Redesigned and all-new Zen
  New upgraded WagonR
Enters into partnership with State Bank of India
Production of 4 millionth vehicle. Listed on BSE and NSE after a public issue oversubscribed 10 times
  2002
  WagonR Pride
  Esteem Diesel. All other variants upgraded
  Maruti Insurance. Two new subsidiaries started: Maruti Insurance Distributor Services and Maruti Insurance Brokers Limited
  Alto Spin LXi, with electronic power steering
  Special edition of Maruti 800, India’s first colour-coordinated car
  Maruti True value in Mumbai
  Maruti Finance in Mumbai with 10 finance companies
  Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) increases its stake in Maruti to 54.2 percent
  2001
  Zen LXi
  Maruti True Value launched in Bangalore and Delhi
  Maruti Versa, India’s first luxury MPV
  Alto Spin LXi, with electronic power steering
  Alto Vxi
  Customer information centers launched in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai
  Launch of versa
  2000
  First car company in India to launch a Call Center
  New Alto
  Altura, a luxury estate car
  IDTR (Institute of Driving Training and Research) launched jointly with the Delhi government to promote safe driving habits
  1999
  Maruti 800 EX ( 796cc, hatchback car)
  Zen LX (993cc, hatchback car)
  Zen VXi (993cc, hatchback car with power steering)
  Omni XL ( 796cc, MUV, high roof)
  Baleno (1600cc, 3 Box Car)
  Wagon R
  Launch of Maruti - Suzuki innovative traffic beat in Delhi and Chennai as social initiatives
  1998
  Maruti launches website as part of CRM initiatives 
  Zen D (1527 cc diesel, hatchback car)
  Zen VX & Zen VX Automatic
  New (Omni & Omni E) (796cc, MUV)
  Launch of website as part of CRM initiatives
  1997
  1998 Esteem (1299cc, 3 box car) LX, VX and AX
  New Maruti 800 (796cc,hatchback Car) Standard and Deluxe
  Produced the 2 millionth vehicle since the commencement of production
  1996
  Gypsy (E) (970cc, 4WD 8 seater)
  Omni (E) (796cc, MUV, 8 seater)
  Gypsy King (1298cc, 4WD, off road vehicle)
Zen Automatic (993cc, hatchback car)
Esteem 1.3L (1298 cc, 3 box Car)AX
Launch of 24-hour emergency on-road vehicle service
  1995
  Esteem 1.3L (1298 cc, 3 box car)VX
  With the launch of second plant, installed capacity reached 200,000 units
  1994
  Esteem1.3L (1298cc, 3 box car)LX
  Produced the 1 millionth vehicle since the commencement of production
  1993
  Zen(993cc, hatchback Car), which was later exported in Europe and elsewhere as the Alto 
  1992
  SMC increases its stake in Maruti to 50 percent 
  1991
  Reaches cumulative indigenisation of 65 percent for all vehicles produced 
  1990
  Maruti 1000(970cc, 3 box), India’s first contemporary sedan 
  1988
  Installed capacity increased to 100,000 units 
  1987
  Exported first lot of 500 cars to Hungary 
  1986
  Maruti 800 ( New Model-796cc, hatchback Car) 
  Produced 100,000 vehicles (cumulative production)
  1985
  Launch of Maruti Gypsy (970cc, 4WD off-road vehicle) 
  1984
  Omni, a 796cc MUV 
  Installed capacity reached 40,000 units
  1983
  Maruti 800, a 796 cc hatchback, India’s first affordable car.  
  Production was started under JVA
  1982
  License and JV agreement signed between Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. and SMC of Japan 
  1981
  Maruti Suzuki India Ltd was incorporated under the provisions of the Indian Companies Act, 1956 



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