Japanese automaker Isuzu Motors new plant, built at an investment of Rs 3,000 crore in Sri City and which is the very first car manufacturing facility in AP, formally went on stream last evening in the august presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
Isuzu’s first ‘made in AP’ product, viz., the new generation ‘ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross’, which is India’s First Adventure Utility Vehicle, was rolled-out of plant by the Chief Minister along with Masanori Katayama, President, Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, in the presence of His Excellency Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India and Seiji Baba, Consul General for Japan in Chennai.
Addressing the gathering, Chandrababu Naidu said, “I am very happy as Isuzu is the very first car making facility in Andhra Pradesh. Isuzu and several other MNCs have preferred in Sri City because of the world class infrastructure and excellent support extended by Sri City management. With more than 80 operational units and about forty getting ready, Sri City stands as one of ‘the best’ model cities in the country.” Reacting to Isuzu’s request, the Chief Minister announced that road tax between AP and Telangana will be exempted.