During the unlock period, Maruti Suzuki’s car sales have once again come on track. In particular, sales of mini cars – Alto and Wagon R – have increased significantly.
Sales up 17.1 per cent in August
Maruti said sales in August rose 17.1 per cent to 1,24,624 units. In the same month a year ago, the company sold 1,06,413 vehicles. In August, Maruti’s car sales in the domestic market rose by 20.2 per cent to 1,16,704 units from 97,061 units in August 2019.
Alto’s tremendous demand
During the month, sales of Maruti’s mini cars – Alto and Wagon R increased by 94.7 per cent to 19,709 units from 10,123 units in August 2019. Similarly, sales of Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire in the compact category increased 14.2 per cent to 61,956 units from 54,274 units in August 2019.
Ciaz sales fall
Medium-size sedan Ciaz sales were down 23.4 per cent to 1,223 units from 1,596 units in the same month a year ago. Sales of the company’s utility vehicles Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga increased by 13.5 per cent to 21,030 units from 18,522 units in August 2019. In August, the company’s exports fell by 15.3 per cent to 7,920 units from 9,352 units in the same month a year ago.
MG Motor’s retail sales rose.
MG Motor’s retail sales rose 41.2 per cent to 2,851 units in August. The company sold 2,018 vehicles in the same month last year. MG Motor India said that the recently introduced Hector Plus is getting a good response after easing restrictions on travel. Apart from this, the electric vehicle sector is also advancing. The company is fulfilling Hector’s old orders.