Maruti Suzuki sales fall 24.4% to 1,22,640 units in September
01 October 2019
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSI), the country’s largest carmaker, reported a 24.4 per cent year-on-year decline in sales with a total of 122,640 units sold in September 2019. This includes 112,500 units in domestic market, 2,952 units of domestic OEM sales and 7,188 units of exports.
The company had sold 1,62,290 units in September last year, MSI said in a statement.
MSI said its domestic sales declined by 26.7 per cent to 1,12,500 units last month against 1,53,550 units sold in September 2018.
Sales of small cars comprising Alto and WagonR stood at 20,085 units against 34,971 units sold in the same month last year, down 42.6 per cent.
Sales of compact cars such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, fell 22.7 per cent at 57,179 units as against 74,011 cars in September last year.
Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 1,715 units as compared to 6,246 units sold in September last year.
Similarly, sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, declined marginally to 21,526 units against 21,639 units sold in the year-ago month, MSI said.
Exports in September were down 17.8 per cent at 7,188 units against 8,740 units exported in the corresponding month last year, the company said.
MSI said effective April 2019, sales of select models to partner Toyota (another OEM) have commenced and are reported as ‘sales to other OEM’. Total domestic sales (domestic + OEM) and total sales (domestic + exports) may be viewed in this context.
Effective February 2019, sales of new WagonR (full model change, now also with bigger engine and increased length) are reported under the compact sub-segment. The sales number of old WagonR (now discontinued) are, however, reported in the mini sub-segment. Sales numbers for the mini and compact sub-segment may be viewed in this context.