Maruti Suzuki India has revealed their sales report for the month of March 2019, when the company registered sales of 147,613 units in the domestic market and exported 10,463 units. Compared to sales and exports in March 2018, domestic sales have declined by 0.7%, while exports have declined by 12.9%.
Total sales for March 2019 stand at 158,076 units. This has declined by 1.6%, as compared to March 2018 figures of 160,598 units. Apart from revealing monthly sales figures, Maruti has also revealed sales figures for the financial year ending 31st March 2019.
For FY 2018/19, Maruti car sales stood at 1,753,700 units in the domestic market and 108,749 as exports. Domestic figures have improved by 6.1% while exports have gone down by 13.7%. Cumulative figures stand at 1,862,449 units as against 1,779,574 units, which is an improvement of 4.7%. But it is not the expected double digit growth figure. Below is the detailed sales report.
As you can see in the table, sales of the mini segment have declined drastically. The reason being, Maruti no longer calculates the new WagonR in the mini segment. Instead, new WagonR has now been promoted to the compact segment, in which there are cars like Ignis, Celerio, Swift, Baleno, Dzire. In the mini segment, there is only the Alto now.
Thanks to the inclusion of WagonR in the compact segment, sales have increased to 82,532 units from 68,885 units; which is an increase of 19.8%. Sales of Alto segment has declined from 37,511 units to 16,826 units – a decline of 55%. Utility vehicle segment posted an increase of 12.3%, despite Maruti discontinuing Gypsy.
Next up, Maruti plans to launch the new generation Alto. It has already been spotted on test. Launch is scheduled for October 2019. It will replace the current Alto 800 and the Alto K10 from the market.