New Delhi: Following zero sales in April, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s largest car seller has registered impressive revival in May. The company has sold total 18,539 units in May which include 13,865 units in the domestic market and 4651 units exported.
The company had reported zero sales due to the nationwide lockdown announced by the government in order to control the coronavirus. In March 2020, it had reported 47.9% drop in domestic sales at 76,976 units in March as against 147,613 units in March 2019.
“… The Company resumed its manufacturing operations post lock down strictly in accordance with the Government regulations and guidelines, from May 12th at its Manesar facility and from May 18th at its Gurugram facility. Production also resumed at Suzuki Motor Gujarat Pvt Limited (SMG) from May 25th 2020. SMG manufactures cars on a contract basis for Maruti Suzuki”said MSIL in a market filing.
The company has exported 4651 units following the resumption of port operations at Mundra and Mumbai port.
“The Company’s showrooms opened in accordance with Centre and State guidelines in a graded manner across different cities. The remaining showrooms would open in due course if they are not in containment zone or if not specifically restricted by any local guidelines’ it added.