Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest carmaker, has started the new year on a positive note. The company’s vehicle sales rose 4.3 percent last January. The company sold a total of 1,60,752 vehicles in January last year, up almost 4.3 per cent from 1,54,123 units last year.
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement that vehicle sales in the domestic market grew by 2.6 per cent. The company sold a total of 1,48,307 units of vehicles in the domestic market in January, up from 1,44,499 units in January last year. Despite the corona epidemic, the increase in vehicle sales in the domestic market is a positive sign.
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Smaller car sales decline: Maruti Suzuki is known across the country for its affordable and small cars. But sales of small cars such as the Alto and S-Presso fell 7.4 percent this January. The company sold a total of 1,02,088 vehicles in January, up from 1,10,225 units in January last year.
On the other hand, sales of compact segment cars like Swift, Celerio, Baleno and Desire fell by 8.8 per cent. Vehicles sold 76,935 units in the segment, up from 84,340 units in January last year. However, mid-size sedan Ciaz saw the highest increase in sales at 61.3 percent. The company sold a total of 1,347 Ciaz cars in January, up from just 835 units in January last year.
The SUV and MPV segments are also paced: The sport utility vehicle segment is growing rapidly in the Indian market. This segment has given new momentum to Maruti Suzuki. As the sole MPV Ertiga, the company’s famous Vitara Brezza, S-Cross, saw a 45.1 percent increase in sales. The company sold a total of 23,887 units of vehicles in the segment last January, up from just 16,460 units last year. During the same period, the company’s exports grew by almost 29.3 per cent to 12,445 units.