The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki has started the new year positively. In the past January, the company’s vehicle sales have increased by 4.3 percent. The company sold a total of 1,60,752 vehicles in January last year, which is almost 4.3 percent higher than last year’s 1,54,123 units.
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement that the domestic market has seen a 2.6 percent increase in vehicle sales. The company has sold a total of 1,48,307 units of vehicles in the domestic market in the last January, compared to 1,44,499 units in the January month of last year. This increase in vehicle sales in the domestic market is a positive sign despite the Corona epidemic.
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Small car sales plummeted: Maruti Suzuki is famous across the country for its affordable and small cars. But this January, the company saw a decline of 7.4 percent in sales of small cars like Alto and S-Presso. The company has sold a total of 1,02,088 vehicles in the month of January, which was 1,10,225 units in January last year.
On the other hand, sales of compact segment cars such as Swift, Celerio, Baleno and Dzire have seen a drop of 8.8 percent. 76,935 units of vehicles have been sold in this segment, which was 84,340 units in January last year. However, the mid-size sedan Ciaz has seen the highest increase of 61.3 percent in sales. In the last January, the company has sold a total of 1,347 units of Ciaz cars, which was just 835 units in January last year.
SUV and MPV segment also caught pace: The sport utility vehicle segment is growing rapidly in the Indian market. This segment has also given new speed to Maruti Suzuki. The only MPV Ertiga, along with the company’s famous Vitara Brezza, the S-Cross, saw a 45.1 percent increase in sales. Last January, the company sold a total of 23,887 units of vehicles in this segment, compared to only 16,460 units last year. At the same time, the company’s exports increased by nearly 29.3 percent with 12,445 units.