The country’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has always been known for its economical and better mileage cars. But in the last September, there has been a huge decline in the sales of Maruti Suzuki. Even the Maruti Alto 800, which is known to be the cheapest car in the country, is not finding buyers.
If we look at the sales figures, then the sales of Maruti Suzuki have decreased by 57.3% percent as compared to the month of September last year. While in the month of September last year, the company had sold a total of 1,47,912 units of vehicles, while in the month of September this year, the company could sell only 63,111 units of vehicles.
The sales of the company’s best-selling car Maruti Alto have declined by almost 33 percent. In the month of September last year, only 12,143 units of cars have been sold as against 18,246 units in September last year. The sales of this car, which has been a hit in the market for decades due to low price, better mileage, had declined by 8 percent in the month of August as well.
Why Maruti Alto sales are declining:
If experts are to be believed, the Maruti Alto 800 has not been updated for a long time. Its latest model was introduced in the year 2019, and since then its price has been increased several times. Now its price has gone between Rs 3.15 lakh to Rs 4.82 lakh. Apart from this, there are many such models in the market which are successful in wooing the entry level car buyers. The car is getting tough competition from models like Renault Kwid, Datsun GO and Hyundai Santro.
Customers waiting for the next generation model:
On the other hand, customers are also waiting for the next generation model of Maruti Alto. Its next generation model has been spotted during testing on several different occasions. Till now the news was coming that, the company can launch it this year, but according to the latest information it will be introduced in the first quarter of next year.
According to the reports, the company will first introduce this new Alto in Japan in January next year. After this it will be introduced in the Indian market. It is being told that the company will make some cosmetic changes in this new car, it is also possible that it will see a slight change in size and its weight will be reduced due to being built on the Heartech platform.
It will get a redesigned front grille, headlamps, tweaked bumpers and a new taillamp. Its height may be slightly higher than the current model, apart from that the length and width will be the same. More changes can be seen in the cabin of this car. It is believed that the company can give a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system in it, which can be connected to Android Auto and Apple Car Play.