NEW DELHI — Zooming past a 50% growth mark in the just-ended fiscal year, India's auto industry is changing gears to suit the estimated 15% growth expected for 2000-2001. While 1996-1999 saw a slump essentially due to delayed consumers' decisions based on expectations of new models, the surge witnessed in the last fiscal year ended March 31 will be tough to maintain. In terms of fiscal year sales, domestic carmaker Maruti Udyog Ltd. recorded a 21.7% growth, selling 406,000 vehicles. ...

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