Maruti Suzuki India has stated that it has sold more than 5,000 cars in the past few days post lockdown relaxation in 1,350 showrooms operational across the country at present. The company has put in place detailed and extensive standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all its dealerships, it said in a statement.
Showrooms have been following strict social distancing, hygiene and sanitation norms, MSIL informed. Like most manufacturing companies, MSIL is also in favour of digital platform for sales along with doorstep delivery for customer’s comfort and safety.
The newly appointed managing director and CEO of MSIL Kenichi Ayukawa said “The company has put in place comprehensive norms to ensure that their car buying experience is completely safe. These norms are based on guidelines from the central and state government.”
He has further added “We would like to encourage our customers to digitally choose and book their car and take advantage of the convenience of home delivery of their new vehicles.The remaining showrooms will open in due course if they are not in containment zone or if not specifically restricted by any local guidelines.”
The company has resumed operations in their Manesar plant earlier this month and now will do the same in their Gurugram plant as well from Monday after 57 days of closure due to the coronavirus induced lockdown.