There was dearth of consumers for automobile sector during the lockdown across the country. The festive season could not have come at a better time as the carmakers are on a steady path to recovery.
Country’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), posted 1,60,442 units last month with a health Year-on-Year growth of 30.8 per cent. In the domestic market, the Indo-Japanese brand registered 1,50,040 units while 2,568 units were supplied to Toyota Kirloskar Motor as part of the OEM deal.
Maruti Suzuki also shipped a total of 7,834 units in September 2020. In the existing quarter from July, the brand has witnessed a volume growth of 16.2 per cent. Overall the sales numbers last month stood at 1,60,442 units as against 1,22,640 units in September 2019. The exports, on the other hand, met with a decent jump Year-on-Year jump of 9 per cent. In the entry-level small car space, Maruti Suzuki recorded 35.7 per cent Year-on-Year growth to 27,246 units while the compact cars comprising of Wagon R, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire and Tour S contributed to a total of 84,213 units with a massive 47.3 per cent increase.
The Ciaz C-segment sedan continued to post negative sales grow at 10.6 per cent to 1,534 units. The Utility Vehicle range comprising of Ertiga, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza and XL6 endured 23,699 units while the Eeco was responsible for 11,220 units with 12.8 per cent growth. The Super Carry LCV garnered 2,128 units with 4 per cent YoY volume increase.