A senior official from Maruti Suzuki informed PTI that the company could experience higher costs as vessels are rerouted due to the Red Sea Crisis. Despite exporting approximately 2.7 lakh cars in the previous year, the carmaker doesn’t foresee a significant impact on its overseas shipments. According to PTI, Maruti Suzuki India’s Executive Officer (Corporate Affairs), Rahul Bharti, mentioned in an analyst call that while there are logistical challenges due to the Red Sea issue, any increase in costs due to rerouting of vehicles should not be substantial. He noted that dispatch lead times could change along with other factors. PTI highlighted that around 80% of India’s merchandise trade with Europe transits through this route. Additionally, Bharti stated that Maruti Suzuki aims to export a minimum of 7.5 lakh units by the end of the decade.