Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), the largest automaker in India, has officially announced that its sales fell by 5%, from 1,63,071 vehicles in September 2017 to 1,62,290 ones in the same period this year.
Increases in fuel and goods’ price as well as in interest rates and the current shraadh period are contributing factors to the sales’ decrease of MSI.
This decrease was mostly due to a fall in the exports sales since its domestic sales increased by almost 1,000 units, standing at 1,62,290 units in September 2018 from 1,63,071 units last year.
The sales of compact cars such as Baleno, Swift, Baleno and Dzire increased by 1.7%, from a 72,804-unit sale in September last year to a 72,804-unit sale in the same period this year.
Vans, such as Eeco and Omni experienced a sale increase by 6.6% to 14,645 units in September this year comparing to 13,375 units sold in September last year.
Sales of medium-sized sedan Ciaz grew by 11.5%, while the sales of utility vehicles like Ertiga, Vitara Brezza compact SUV and S-Cross rose by 8.7%.
The exports sales of MSI witnessed a decrease while the domestic sales experienced an increase
On the other hand, mini segment cars’ sales, consisting of Wagon R and Alto, experienced a 9.1%-reduction to 34,971 vehicles in September this year, declining by nearly 3,500 units in comparison with the same period last year.
Exports sales of Maruti Suzuki India last month witnessed a considerable decline by 25.1%, with 8,749 vehicles as against 11,671 ones in the same period last year.
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