Gallery: India's insane Suzuki factories
By the time you've read this story, this plant will have made 40 cars
Posted: 10 Apr 2013
If size matters, Europe might as well just pack up and go home. The simple truth is that we just don't even register any more. We might be worried about the economy and the environment, but it's difficult not to feel that we're being patronising when we pontificate about raw materials and green issues. Who are we to tell this enormous nation, and, for that matter, this enormous continent, what they can and cannot do? Indians want cars, and Indian companies like Suzuki Maruti are going to provide them.
As we head out and away from Gurgaon, I can't help feeling concerned at the inevitable problems allied to the sheer numbers involved. A situation made more problematic in India than in the other huge emerging market China, where the ruling Communist party seems to be doing a pretty good job at quashing any sort of protest. In India, government decisions take time, and that's something that India doesn't have.