Auto / Maruti Suzuki India sales fall 17 per cent in April 2019

India Today : May 02, 2019, 09:42 AM

Maruti Suzuki India sold a total of 1,43,245 units in April 2019, registering a dip of 17.2 per cent over the year-ago period. The company had sold 1,72,986 units in April 2018.

Out of the total units sold in April 2019, Maruti Suzuki India sold 1,33,704 units (passenger vehicle and light commercial vehicle) in the domestic market, 364 units to other OEMs and 9,177 units in export markets.

In the mini car segment, comprising of Alto and old WagonR, the company sold 22,766 units in April 2019. During the month, Maruti Suzuki sold 72,146 units in the compact car segment, which includes the likes of new WagonR, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire and Tour S. The company sold 2,789 units in the mid-size car segment, which comprises of Ciaz.

Also, the company sold 22,035 units in the utility vehicles segment, which has the likes of Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza. The company sold 11,649 units in the vans segment, which has Omni and Eeco.

The domestic passenger vehicle sales of Maruti Suzuki India stood at 1,31,385 units during April 2019. Also, the company sold 2,319 units of Super Carry that is included in the light commercial vehicle segment.

Maruti Suzuki India has decided not to upgrade the current Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine to comply with BS-VI (BS6) norms that will come into effect from April 1, 2020.

On April 30, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga with a 1.5-litre DDiS 225 4-cylinder diesel engine was launchedfor a starting price of Rs 9.86 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

New Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 facelift with more safety features and a BS-VI compliant engine was also launched in India in April 2019. The 2019 Alto 800 now starts at Rs 2,93,689 (ex-showroom, Delhi).