Maruti to export 2 lakh A-Star by FY11

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New Delhi, Sep 2: Announcing its re-entry into the European market, the country's largest automaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) on Tuesday, Sep 1 said it plans to export over 2,00,000 units of its new model A-Star by 2010-11.

The car, equipped with new one-litre petrol engine, will make its debut in the country within a few weeks and then enter the European market early next year. While A-Star's one-lakh units would be exported to Europe, 50,000 units will be sold in the domestic market. The car will add on to the company's existing six-model line-up in the small car segment.

In order to scale up its exports, the company is also investing to set up a car terminal at Mundra port.

Besides, the company also plans to launch another World Strategic model, Splash in the A2 segment by the next year.

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