Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday said exports of its new hatchback A-Star had crossed the one-lakh mark in less than a year of selling the car in the global markets. “The milestone was crossed with a batch of shipments leaving the Mundra Port (Gujarat) on Wednesday. A-Star’s green label has been a success in Europe,” a company statement said.

Maruti Suzuki had launched A-Star in November last year in India and started exporting it since January this year. Being produced only in Maruti’s Manesar (Haryana) plant, A-Star is currently exported to 69 countries and is sold as Suzuki Alto in Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. “Europe alone accounted for 93,562 units of the export. It is sold in 19 European countries, including the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and France,” it added.