Maruti Suzuki's March sales see a 1.6% dip at 1,58,076 units
01 April 2019
Maruti Suzuki (India) Limited, the country's largest car maker, sold 158,076 units in March 2019, which is 1.6 per cent lower than the 1,60,598 units sold in March last year. Maruti Suzuki said it sold 147,613 units in the domestic market and exported 10,463 units in the 2018-19 financial year.
The company, however, ended 2018-19 with the highest ever total sales of 1,862,449 units, a growth of 4.7 per cent. The company had sold a total of 17,79,574 units in 2017-18.
Domestic sales declined marginally at 1,47,613 units last month as against 1,48,582 units in the year-ago month, the company stated in a release.
The company's annual sales in the domestic market stood at 17,53,700 units during the last fiscal, up 6. 1 percent as compared with 16,53,500 units in 2017-18.
Domestic sales of mini car Alto stood at 16,826 units compared to 37,511 units in March last year, down 55.1 per cent.
Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, were up 19.8 per cent at 82,532 units against 68,885 units sold in March last year, the company said.
Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 3,672 units compared to 4,321 units in the same month a year ago.
Sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, were up 12.3 percent at 25,563 units compared to 22,764 units sold in the year-ago month, MSI said.
Exports in March were down by 12.9 per cent at 10,463 units against 12,016 units in the corresponding month last year.