Maruti Suzuki registers 9 per cent drop in sales in November
India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki has posted a drop of 9 per cent in overall vehicle sales last month. The carmaker sold 139,184 units last month, compared to 153,233 units it sold during the same month last year.
Out of the 109,726 passenger vehicles Maruti sold last month, more than 70 per cent contribution came from the mini and compact vehicle segment which features Maruti cars like Alto, WagonR, Baleno, Swift and others. These vehicles contributed 74,492 units for the carmaker last month.
Compared to the compact vehicle segment, the mid-size and utility vehicle segments, which feature Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6, contributed around 25 per cent of the overall passenger vehicle sales last months. Maruti sold 1,089 units of Ciaz last month, while utility vehicles like Ertiga, Gypsy, S-Cross Vitara Brezza and XL6 contributed 24,574 units to the overall numbers.
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Maruti also launched the facelift version of yet another compact vehicle Celerio earlier last month. The new Celerio claims to be India's most fuel-efficient petrol car with a mileage of 26.68 kmpl. Maruti hopes the new Celerio will help boost its sales numbers in the near future as well. The company is also expected to drive in a number of other facelift models to India soon which include the likes of Vitara Brezza, Baleno and Alto.
Maruti's sales in November has risen marginally compared to October this year when the carmaker sold 138,335 units. Maruti said the dip in sales is due to the shortage of electronic components which primarily affected the production of vehicles sold in India.
Earlier, Maruti had said that the woes are likely to persist in December as well. According to reports, Maruti Suzuki expects production at its two facilities - in Haryana and in Gujarat - to remain affected in the last month of what has been a challenging calendar year. It is reported that the company expects anywhere between 80% to 85% of normal production in the next month.