Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leading automakers in India have noted a 17 percent decline in sales in the past month. Sales which stood at 1,34,036 units in June 2018 dipped to 1,11,014 units last month. Here is a model wise breakup of Maruti sales for the month of June 2019.
Maruti Suzuki Alto, the cheapest car on offer from company, sae sales increase 4 percent from 18,070 units in June 2018 to 18,733 units in the past month, managing the best results for June 2019. Sales of the WagonR dipped 10 percent from 11,311 units sold in June 2018 to 10,228 units sold last month even as the new WagonR was launched earlier this year with better features and an updated engine lineup.
Ignis sales also fell in the past month my 36 percent from 4,514 units sold in June 2018 to 2,911 units sold in June 2019. This was also despite the fact that the company was offering discount and exchange schemes through the month of July 2019 with Rs.15,000 cash discount, Rs.5,000 dealership offer and exchange bonus of Rs.25,000.
Thanks to the new gen model of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV, sales surged 76 percent in June 2019 to 7,567 units. The arrival of this second gen model comes as a boost to the automaker bringing with it an updated exterior and interior makeup and a long list of premium equipment.
In the van segment, Maruti Eeco sales grew by 65 percent following the Omni, with 0 sales in June 2019, being discontinued in May 2019. Omni sales had stood at 6,573 units in June 2018. Eeco sales also increased as much as 65 percent from 5,612 units sold in June 2018 to 9,265 units sold last month.
Celerio sales dipped 26 percent from 6,570 units sold in June 2018 to 4,871 units sold in the past month. Though the Celerio finds mention on the best selling car list each month, it is getting outdated while rising competition has also had an impact on sales. The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Celerio is on the works with launch set for sometime in mid 2020.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Swift and Baleno sales also saw decline in the past month by 17 percent, 10 percent and 23 percent respectively while DZire sales fell 39 percent from 24,465 units sold in June 2018 to 14,868 units sold in the past month. Last month, the DZire also received a BS-VI petrol engine. The DZire is now compliant with “AIS-145 Safety Norms” in both petrol and diesel versions. The DZire also saw a price hike last month, from an earlier price bracket of Rs 5,69,923 for the base variant to Rs 9,54,522 for the top end going up to Rs 5,82,613 to Rs 9,57,622 respectively.
The sales of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz surged 47 percent in June 2019 from 1,579 units sold in June 2018 to 2,322 units sold in the past month while sales of the Gypsy were down to 0, following the iconic SUV being pulled out of production earlier this year nearly three and a half decades after it was introduced in India.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, the most expensive car from company, sales fell 67 percent in June 2019 from 4,128 units sold during the month of June 2018 as compared to 1,359 units sold last month.