During the Financial Year 2015/16, Maruti Suzuki India sales stood at 14.29 lakh units (14,29,248 units). This is the highest number of cars produced by Maruti in a fiscal. In doing so, the company has also recorded a staggering growth rate of 10.6%.
Of the over 14 lakh cars manufactured by Maruti Suzuki, 13,05,351 units were sold in the domestic market while 1,23,897 units were exported. Both are highest-ever numbers for their respective segment for the company.
For the month of March 2016, Maruti Suzuki India posted sales of 129,345 units, as against 111,555 units sold in March 2015, registering a growth of 15.9%. Of these, in the domestic market the company sold 1,18,895 units as against 1,03,719 units sold in March 2015 (growth of 14.6%) and exporting 10,450 units, as against 7,836 units in the same month last year.
The launch of Maruti’s new sub 4m SUV Vitara Brezza has had a huge impact on the utility vehicles segment of Maruti Suzuki India. The segment registered a growth of 123.4% – from 6,218 cars sold in March 2015 to 13,894 cars sold in March 2016. Utility Vehicles in the MSIL line-up includes Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross, and Gypsy.
Compact segment too continued to grow at a healthy rate of about 21% while the mini segment continued its decline. The compact segment consists of Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Dzire, Baleno; while mini segment has Alto 800, Alto K10, WagonR. Below is the detailed sales report for the month.
Later this year, Maruti Suzuki will launch two new cars – Baleno RS and Ignis. Both were showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in February this year.