Maruti Suzuki, the seemingly unchallenged market leader in passenger vehicles, has seen outstanding performance yet again. Maruti Suzuki India May 2018 sales stand at 1,72,512 units. Of this 1,63,200 units accounted for domestic sales while 9,312 units were exported. This was against 1,36,962 units sold in May 2017, of which domestic sales stood at 1,30,676 units and exports were at 6,286 units.
Cars in the mini, compact and mid size segment, that included the Alto, WagonR, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, DZire and TourS saw sales of 1,19,151 units in May 2018 as against total sales of 95,047 units in May 2017 resulting in a 25.4% increase. Sales of the Alto and WagonR which stood at 37,864 units in May 2018, dipped marginally as compared to sales of 39,089 units in May 2017 along with sales of the Ciaz which also dipped from 4,724 units sold in May 2017 to 4,024 units sold in the past month.
In the utility and van segment, cars such as the Gypsy, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Omni saw sales of 42,346 units in May 2018 as compared to 35,201 units in May 2017. Marked increase was noted in the sales of Omni and Eeco which stood at 16,717 units in May 2018, a 32.7% increase as compared to 12,593 units sold in May 2017.
In the light commercial vehicle segment, sales of the Maruti Suzuki Super Carry clocked 1,703 units in May 2018, an increase of 297.9% as compared to sales of just 428 units in May 2017.
With new cars and some refreshed models set for launch along with the next generation Ciaz, Maruti Suzuki India Limited could continue its leadership position through the coming months. While Maruti Suzuki India May 2018 sales live upto the precedent set by MSIL in April, the company adorned a few other hats this week.
Internationally, Maruti has gained acclaim as the first Indian auto manufacturer to be listed in the Top 10 Car Brandz. In the domestic market, since introducing Auto Shift Gear (ASG)/ AMt in 2014, MSIL now confirms 3 lakh ASG units sold.