In the mini segment, where Maruti offers Alto, S-Presso and Old WagonR – the company managed to sell 23,883 units. This when compared to sales in Dec 2018, is a decline of 13%. In the compact segment (New WagonR, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire) – sales grew by 27% as the company registered sales of 65,673 in Dec 2019.
In the mid sized sedan segment, Maruti sold 1,786 units of Ciaz. This is a decline of 62.3% when compared with sales of Dec 2018. In the utility vehicles segment, Maruti offers Ertiga, XL6, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza. Sales in this segment grew by 17.7% to 23,808 units in Dec 2019.
In the vans segment, Maruti registered sales of 7,634 units. This is a decline of 51.8%. Maruti used to offer Omni and Eeco in this segment. But now, only Eeco is on offer as Omni has been discontinued from sales.
In the commercial vehicle segment, where Maruti sells the Super Carry, sales were at 1,591 units. This is a 5% decline in sales as against 1,675 units sold in Dec 2018. Sales to other OEM (Baleno sold to Toyota) stood at 1,360 units. This brings the total domestic sales of company to 125,735 units in Dec 2019, as against 121,479 units in Dec 2018. This is a 3.5% growth.
Total exports stood at 7,561 units in Dec 2019, as against 6,859 units. This is a 10% increase in exports. Including exports, total Maruti Suzuki sales for Dec 2019 stood at 133,296 units, as against 128,338 units, thus growing by 3.9%.
Maruti Suzuki hasn’t been having a great year but has managed to end the CY in a somewhat positive note. December 2019 domestic sales growth is reported ta 2.5 percent. This despite the brand having already introduced BSVI models.
MSIL also introduced S-Presso recently. While initial reception has been good as per company standard, it’s left to be seen if it effects the sales of other cars in the segment by the company. As of December 2019, segment sales declined considerably despite S-Presso sales, which has been positive through the first few months of business.
In the coming months, Maruti Suzuki India will be phasing out diesel engine powered cars, as they will not be updated to BS6 norms. The diesel cars which will be discontinued include Brezza, Swift, Dzire, Ciaz, Ertiga, etc. At the 2020 Auto Expo, Maruti is expected to showcase new electric mini SUV, and a mid-sized SUV to rival Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos. Later in 2020, launch of Maruti WagonR electric is also expected.