India’s leading car making industry Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) on Wednesday reported that 600 of their dealerships have resumed working after the nationwide lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19 has been partially lifted from May 4. The company has even started delivering vehicles.
The chief automobile industry has come up with an interdisciplinary standard operating procedure (SoP) in all its branches and has promoted digital selling of cars amid this crisis.
The MSIL has nearly 3,080 dealerships in 1,960 cities and towns in India out of which they opened 474 Arena outlets, 80 Nexa outlets and 45 commercial vehicle dealerships.
MSI Executive Director, Marketing and Sales Shashank Srivastava also informed that 55 units have already been freighted in the past few days.
The company’s sales system throughout the country is currently dependant upon the approval of the state governments.
MSI Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa said, “All our dealerships have put in place steps to ensure complete safety, hygiene and sanitisation of all touchpoints”.
The company has ensured that its customers can buy vehicles digitally without going to the showroom in the wake of the pandemic.
They are now offering doorstep delivery of cars. The outlets have also been commanded to sterilize the test drive vehicles to avoid spreading of any kind of infection.