The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki has suffered a major setback in September. There has been a big decline of 46.16 percent in the sales of the company. In September 2021, Maruti Suzuki has sold a total of 86,380 units. Whereas in September last year, the company sold 1,60,442 units. That is, in September this year, the company has sold less than 74,062 units.
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Domestic sales declined 54.9 per cent to 68,815 units in September. According to the company, there has been a decline in sales due to lack of electronic components. Maruti Suzuki said, “The company’s sales have been adversely affected in September 2021 due to shortage of electronic components. The company is taking all possible measures to minimize this adverse impact.”
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Sales of these vehicles decreased the most
Sales of mini vehicles like Alto and S-Presso fell 45.18 per cent to 14,936 units from 27,246 units in September last year. The biggest decline has been seen in the sales of the compact segment. The segment comprising Maruti Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and DZire recorded 84,213 units sales in September, a decline of 75.19 per cent over September 2020 (20,891 units).
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Sales of mid-size sedan Ciaz declined by 36.04 per cent to 981 units. Similarly, sales of utility vehicles comprising Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga declined by 22.11 per cent to 18,459 units. In September last year, Maruti sold 23,699 units in this segment. The company said that however, there has been a growth of more than double in exports. The company exported 17,565 units in September 2020 as against 7,834 units in September 2020.