Auto slowdown: Maruti Suzuki India sales fall 1.9 per cent in November 2019

Maruti Suzuki India November Sales

After witnessing a rise in overall monthly sales in October 2019 on the back of an impressive business during the festive season, Maruti Suzuki India’s numbers have slipped again in November 2019 with the country’s largest carmaker reporting a 1.9 per cent decline to 1,50,630 units. Maruti Suzuki India had sold 1,53,539 units in November 2018.

The overall monthly sales of Maruti Suzuki India had jumped 4.5 per cent in October 2019 after falling in the preceding eight months. The sales had plunged 24.4 per cent in September 2019, 32.7 per cent in August 2019, 33.5 per cent in July 2019, 14 per cent in June 2019, 22 per cent in May 2019, 17.2 per cent in April 2019, 1.6 per cent in March 2019 and 0.8 per cent in February 2019. In January 2019, the numbers had climbed 0.2 per cent.

The total domestic sales of Maruti Suzuki India declined 3.2 per cent to 1,41,400 units in November 2019. As many as 2,286 units were sold to other OEMs. The total export sales of the carmaker slipped 7.7 per cent to 6,944 units during the month.

The mini sub-segment, which includes the old WagonR, Alto and S-Presso, suffered a 12.2 per cent loss to 26,306 units in November 2019. However, the compact segment, which comprises of the new WagonR, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, saw the sales jumping by 7.6 per cent to 78,013 units. The mid-size sub-segment, which has a sole representative in the form of Ciaz, witnessed a massive 62.3 per cent plunge to 1,448 units.

Coming to the utility vehicles sub-segment, that includes Gypsy, Ertiga, XL6, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki India saw the sales diving 1.3 per cent to 23,204 units in November 2019. With regard to the vans sub-segment, which comprises of Omni and Eeco, the carmaker suffered a 27.7 per cent loss to 10,162 units.

Maruti Suzuki India’s sales in the light commercial vehicle category, which includes Super Carry, rose 6.5 per cent to 2,267 units in November 2019.