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Maruti Suzuki's production falls 7% in April due to 2nd COVID-19 wave

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Rashi Bisaria | May 6, 2021

Maruti Suzuki's production falls 7% in April due to 2nd COVID-19 wave

The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Wednesday said its total production in April 2021 stood at 1,59,955 units, down 7 per cent from March this year. The company had produced a total of 1,72,433 units in the year-ago period.

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