Maruti Suzuki August sales drop 33% to 106,413 units


New Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India(MSI) on Sunday reported a 32.7% decline in sales at 1,06,413 units in August. The company had sold 1,58,189 units in August last year, the company said in a statement. Domestic sales declined by 34.3% at 97,061 units last month as against 1,47,700 units in August 2018, it added. Exports declined by 10.8% to 9352 units.

In the April-August period MSI has reported 24% drop in total sales to 618271 units from 813037 units in the corresponding period last fiscal.

Sales of mini cars comprising Alto and WagonR stood at 10,123 units as compared to 35,895 units in the same month last year, down 71.8%. Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, fell 23.9% at 54,274 units as against 71,364 cars in August last year. Maruti Suzuki sold Mid-sized sedan Ciaz 1,596 units as compared to 7,002 units earlier. However, sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, rose 3.1% at 18,522 units as compared to 17,971 in the year-ago month, MSI said. Exports in August were down by 10.8% at 9,352 units as against 10,489 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.

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