Isuzu Motor India is known to have temporarily suspended production of its D-Max pick-up and MU-7 SUV at the Hindustan Motor plant at Chennai. Production, claimed industry sources, was suspended in December 2015, putting the count of Isuzu vehicles produced in December 2015 at zero. The company spokesperson is known to have said that they are entering into Phase-2 of the production schedule, which will begin at their new plant in Sri City. Having stocked enough inventory of manufactured vehicles to take care of the market demand until the Sri City plant is commissioned in April 2016, with an initial production capacity of 50,000 units, Isuzu India, claimed industry sources, will continue to concentrate on expanding its market reach. With the capacity at Sri City expandable to 1.2 lakh units per annum over a period of time, Isuzu India, having invested Rs. 3,000 crore, is said to be working on the basis of a long-term strategy. An important part of the strategy is claimed to turn the Indian manufacturing base into an export hub for some of the new markets Isuzu is keen to invade.

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