Maruti Suzuki has started 474 Arena outlets, 80 Nexa dealerships and 45 commercial vehicle sales outlets.
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has re-opened 600 dealerships and also started home deliveries of the cars. The auto major had closed these dealerships due to coronavirus-led lockdown.
India’s largest carmaker claims that it has put in place a comprehensive standard operating procedure (SoP) across its sales outlets and reinforced digital infrastructure for vehicle purchase amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, MSI, said, “Over the last few days we have been able to make 600-odd dealerships operational across the country. The dealers have applied for permissions to open up in states where such clearances are mandatory.”
Maruti Suzuki has started 474 Arena outlets, 80 Nexa dealerships and 45 commercial vehicle sales outlets. It has around 3,080 dealerships across 1,960 cities and towns in the country.
The firm has also begun deliveries of cars with 55 units having already been dispatched over the last few days. However, operations at the firm's manufacturing plants remain suspended as of now.
Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO, MSI, stated, “All our dealerships have put in place steps to ensure complete safety, hygiene and sanitisation of all touchpoints.”
The company provides the door-step delivery of the vehicles. Apart from this, the dealerships will carry out the complete sterilisation of the test-drive vehicles.