India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India registered a decline in sales by 2.6% for the month of January 2016. During Jan 2016, the company sold a total of 1,13,606 units, as against 1,16,606 units sold in January 2015. Thes numbers are inclusive of exports.
Speaking about only domestic sales, Maruti Suzuki registered sales of 1,06,383 units last month, as against 1,05,559 units sold in January 2015. This is an increase of 0.8%. Where company’s exports are concerned, for Jan 2016, 7,223 cars were exported, as against 11,047 cars exported in January 2015.
One of the major reason behind Maruti Suzuki posting a decline in sales, despite the addition of Baleno in their line-up, is the decline in Swift sales. Launched in October, the new Baleno is a Hyundai i20 rival. In the month of December, it managed to surpass 10k sales mark, and thus becoming the No 1 car in the segment. But, sadly this has come at the expense of decline in sales of Maruti Swift, rather than that of Hyundai i20. With Maruti Swift sales declining, there is hardly any change on the overall sales, in fact they have declined for Jan 2016.
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But, Maruti Suzuki will soon launch a new product in a completely new segment. This will be Maruti Vitara Brezza. A sub 4 meter compact SUV which will be officially unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo on 3rd February. To be offered only with 1.3 liter diesel engine option, it will rival the likes of Mahindra TUV300 and Ford EcoSport.