Kochi, Jun 7: Indus Motors, the leading Maruti dealer, based in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, is upbeat on achieving the sales target of 30,000 vehicles in 2008-09, despite the fuel price hike, as fuel efficient cars like Maruti would be on demand, Indus Motors Chairman Managing Director P V Abdul Wahab said.
Addressing a press conference here last evening, Mr Wahab said ''in future, demand would be for fuel-efficient cars and Maruti vehicles would fit the bill for customers though the price of petrol and diesel had increased.'' He said Indus Motors, with a record sales of 26,833 cars in 2007-08, topped the list in Maruti dealers in India and had secured 14 awards in the All India Maruti Dealer Conference at Istanbul in Turkey last week.
The awards included recognition for overall excellence, highest exchange penetration, star workshops and best market share. ''Indus Motors had always concentrated on increasing its outlets and workshops and providing customer satisfaction by offering superlative service,'' he noted.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited had an 80 per cent market share in Kerala and 55 per cent in India and the sales of Maruti cars had increased from 16,006 unit in 2005-06 to 22,786 units in 2006-07 for Indus Motors.