Maruti Suzuki to set up R&D centre at Rohtak1 min read . Updated: 23 Apr 2012, 07:11 PM IST
Maruti Suzuki to set up R&D centre at Rohtak
New Delhi: Intensifying its effort to scale up R&D infrastructure, the country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India on Monday laid the foundation stone for its Research & Development Centre and Proving Ground at Rohtak.
“It (the centre) will augment the R&D capability of Maruti Suzuki engineers manifold. This will enable us to design, develop and launch cars at a faster pace," Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) managing director and CEO Shinzo Nakanishi said.
The R&D centre at Rohtak will be equipped with latest R&D infrastructure and world class test tracks, he added.
Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda laid the foundation stone of the R&D Centre and Proving Ground.
Last month, MSI had announced an additional investment of ₹ 900 crore at the Rohtak R&D facility by 2014 over and above the ₹ 1,500 crore that has been invested on setting up of a test track.
The company is planning to set up various facilities, including testing for emission and safety at the Rohtak centre.
“The R&D Centre at Rohtak will be an integrated facility for vehicle testing and evaluation, which is crucial for developing new car models," MSI said.
MSI has been scaling up R&D capabilities. Its engineers have co-designed and developed global models like Swift and the latest model Ertiga, with their counterparts at parent Suzuki’s R&D unit in Japan.
In the area of alternate fuel technology too, Maruti Suzuki engineers have successfully designed and developed CNG and LPG vehicles.