Maruti car sales Nov 2018 reports marginal decline in spite of new Ertiga launch

Maruti Suzuki sales are about three times Hyundai, which is the second largest car maker in India.

Maruti Suzuki India sales for the month of November 2018 are 143,890 in the domestic market. This when compared to same month last year, is a marginal decline of 0.3% (Nov 2017 sales at 144,297). Maruti had launched the new gen Ertiga last month in India.

Including exports and CV, Maruti sales stood at 153,539 units. This too is a decline by 0.7% when compared to cumulative sales registered in Nov 2017 (154,600). Speaking about exports, Maruti registered a decline of 19%, as only 7,521 cars were exported. Same month last year, they exported 9,300 cars.

Top performers for Maruti during last month were their cars in the Compact segment. In this segment Maruti sells – Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire. Together, these cars registered sales of 72,533 units, as against 65,447 units sold by this segment in Nov 2017 (10.8% growth).

The next best performer for Maruti, are their cars in the Mini segment (Alto, WagonR). This segment registered sales of 29,954 units as against 38,204 units – registering a massive decline of 21%. Ciaz sales too declined, in spite of the updated car being just launched. Utility Vehicle segment managed to stay afloat, thanks to Vitara Brezza. Below is the detailed sales report.

With the year ending soon, Maruti has no new car launches planned for the year. Reports suggest that they will launch multiple new cars next year. This includes new generation WagonR and Alto. These new generation small cars will help Maruti to take on the likes of Hyundai Santro and Tata Tiago.

In the premium segment, Maruti has plans to launch a bigger SUV, to take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and upcoming Tata Harrier. This could be in the form of Suzuki Vitara, the SUV was spied on test earlier this year in India.