In pics: Brezza, Fronx, Grand Vitara, Ertiga drive Maruti Suzuki's May sales

  • In the first two months of this financial year, Maruti Suzuki sold 82,997 units of SUVs.
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Maruti Suzuki continued its march of dominance in the Indian car market in the month of May (2023). The country's largest car maker sold a total of 178,083 passenger vehicle units, including both domestic and overseas sales. 
Maruti Suzuki continued its march of dominance in the Indian car market in the month of May (2023). The country's largest car maker sold a total of 178,083 passenger vehicle units, including both domestic and overseas sales. 
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Domestic sales of Maruti Suzuki stood at 146,596 units last month while exports were at 26,477 units. A sizeable chunk of sales for the company is now coming from utility vehicles.
Domestic sales of Maruti Suzuki stood at 146,596 units last month while exports were at 26,477 units. A sizeable chunk of sales for the company is now coming from utility vehicles.
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While small and hatchback models have been the traditional strong point for Maruti Suzuki for decades, the company has now bet big on utility vehicles. As many as 46,243 units of such vehicles were sold in May.
While small and hatchback models have been the traditional strong point for Maruti Suzuki for decades, the company has now bet big on utility vehicles. As many as 46,243 units of such vehicles were sold in May.

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The Brezza, for instance, is a very popular model in the sub-four-meter segment. The SUV was given a significant update in 2022 and has since continued its march in the Indian automotive market.
The Brezza, for instance, is a very popular model in the sub-four-meter segment. The SUV was given a significant update in 2022 and has since continued its march in the Indian automotive market.
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Then there is the Grand Vitara mid-size SUV that too was launched in 2022 as an entirely new product. There is a strong hybrid version of this SUV and this is the flagship model at present.
Then there is the Grand Vitara mid-size SUV that too was launched in 2022 as an entirely new product. There is a strong hybrid version of this SUV and this is the flagship model at present.
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The only concern area for Maruti Suzuki, as well as most other OEMs, are sedans Maruti sold just 992 units of the Ciaz last month. Popularity of sedans have fallen significantly in the past few years as people move towards SUV body type.
The only concern area for Maruti Suzuki, as well as most other OEMs, are sedans Maruti sold just 992 units of the Ciaz last month. Popularity of sedans have fallen significantly in the past few years as people move towards SUV body type.
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The bread and butter for the company, however, remain its smallest vehicles. A total of 83,655 units of hatchbacks like Maruti Alto K10, WagonR, among others, were sold last month. The company may be going big with its SUV foray but officials underline that the momentum in India will still be coming in from such vehicles.
The bread and butter for the company, however, remain its smallest vehicles. A total of 83,655 units of hatchbacks like Maruti Alto K10, WagonR, among others, were sold last month. The company may be going big with its SUV foray but officials underline that the momentum in India will still be coming in from such vehicles.
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Going forward, Maruti is expected to further cement its position of sheer dominance even though supply-side issues continue to be a challenge for the industry as a whole.
Going forward, Maruti is expected to further cement its position of sheer dominance even though supply-side issues continue to be a challenge for the industry as a whole.
First Published Date: 01 Jun 2023, 13:47 PM IST
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