Maruti Suzuki May sales dip on plant closure, lock-down
New Delhi : Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest seller of passenger vehicles has sold 40,924 vehicles in the month of May 2021 against 1,59,691 vehicles in April 2021 and only 3714 vehicles in lockdown disrupted May 2020.
The drop in sales is being attributed to the closure of the company’s production facilities from 1st May to 16th May to divert oxygen for medical purposes. Also the lockdown enforced by several states has also affected the company’s sales.
Out of total 40,924 vehicles, 40628 are passenger vehicles and 296 are light commercial vehicles.
“In May 2021, the Company shut production from 1st May through 16th May so as to divert oxygen from industrial use for medical purposes. In May 2020, the Company witnessed production disruption owing to lockdowns. Since neither of the two months had normal production, the production volume of May 2021 are not comparable with May 2020” the company said in a regulatory filing.