Maruti Suzuki Posts Sales Of 46,555 Units In May 2021, Records 70.8 Percent MoM Decline

Maruti Suzuki Posts Sales Of 46,555 Units In May 2021, Records 70.8 Percent MoM Decline

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Maruti Suzuki Posts Sales Of 46,555 Units In May 2021, Records 70.8 Percent MoM Decline

Even if it doesn’t sell as many vehicles as it did some months ago, Maruti Suzuki is still the nation’s largest automaker by volume. Taking a look at the company’s year-over-year (YoY) performance, things do look quite peachy. Comparing May 2021 to May 2020, it turns out that Maruti Suzuki’s sales went up by 140 percent. This translates to a total figure of 46,555 units last month, with the number for May 2020 coming to a meager 18,539 units. Then again, such is the case for every carmaker in the country – almost all of them posting positive YoY growth.

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Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The Vitara Brezza is one of the best-selling Maruti Suzuki models in India

The true story comes to light when we look at these companies’ month-over-month (MoM) sales. As far as Maruti Suzuki is concerned, its total sales in May 2021 were down by 70.8 percent. In contrast, April 2021 saw the auto giant retailing a combined total of 159,691 units. One of the main reasons for the impressively low performance has to do with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, Maruti Suzuki had stopped production between May 1 and May 16. This was done in order to divert oxygen otherwise required for industrial use to the more urgent healthcare sector.

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Taking a look just at last month’s figures, Maruti Suzuki sold 32,903 units from its passenger vehicles (PV) sector. These include the brand’s hatchbacks, sedans, utility vehicles, and vans. Then there is the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) known as Super Carry, which sold 868 units in May 2021.

Toyota Glanza
Maruti Suzuki provides cars to OEMs such as Toyota India

Maruti Suzuki also sells its cars to other OEMs, in this case, specifically to Toyota India. In all, the former dispatched 1,522 units to Toyota to assist the latter with its models like the Glanza and Urban Cruiser. Combined (domestic + OEM) sales for the month of May 2021 stood at 35,293 units. And as for its exports, Maruti Suzuki shipped 11,262 units to other markets.

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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

As you can imagine, the star performers from Maruti’s stables were its smaller, more affordable cars. Models such as the Alto, Celerio, Swift, and WagonR did good numbers last month. While more expensive, Nexa models like the Baleno and Ignis performed quite decently as well. On the same note, Maruti Suzuki has been witnessing increasing demand for its utility vehicles such as the Vitara Brezza and Ertiga. Despite its age, the current-gen Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza commands enough demand from the market for it to stay relevant. Meanwhile, the Ertiga is one of the best-selling MPVs in India, with really long waiting periods.

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