S. Nakanishi, Managing Director of Maruti Suzuki, has said the company aims at launching a new model every year. Mr. Nakanishi was speaking after inaugurating a renovated showroom of Popular Vehicles and Services Limited at Mamangalam.

Maruti Suzuki, which revolutionised the car industry in India, drove into the hearts of millions of car lovers by the launch of Maruti 800. India has received many exciting models from Maruti Suzuki, the latest one being the luxury sports sedan, Kizashi.

Maruti sold 12.71 lakh cars last year. Neither the tsunami nor the nuclear threat in Japan has affected the company in any way. As about 95 per cent of the components used in car manufacturing in India are local components, the production has not been affected, he said. Mr. Nakanishi said Popular Vehicles and Services Limited was a valuable asset to Maruti Suzuki. Popular's showroom was one among the top showrooms of Maruti in India.

The renovated showroom has exclusive delivery areas, complete range of accessories, touch screen facility, kids play area and 24X7 customer support.

Popular sold 35,000 cars in 2010-11. This constitutes three per cent of the total sales of Maruti last year. In 2010, Popular won the Platinum Dealer Award, Overall Performance Award & Sales Satisfaction Award at an all-India Maruti dealers' conference, according to a release.

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