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Maruti Suzuki April domestic sales down by 19pct

Auto News - Published on Mon, 06 May 2019

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Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki on reported 19% decline in its total domestic sales at 133,704 units in April 2019. This is the highest dip faced by the company in monthly sales performance since December 2018. The company sold 164,978 units in April 2018, as per a regulatory filing.

Sales of passenger vehicles in the domestic market went down by 19.6% at 131,385 units as against 163,434 units in same month previous year. Within the PV segment, mini and compact cars, which include Alto, Old and New WagonR2 , Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire, Tour S, saw sharp 22% dip at 94,912 units in April 2019.

Sales of utility vehicles registered a decent growth at 22,035 units last month as compared to 20,804 units in the April 2018.

The commercial vehicle segment, however, witnessed a robust growth of 50.2% at 2,319 units in April 2019 as against 1,544 units in the year ago month.

Maruti Suzuki's overall exports grew 14.6% at 9,177 units in the first month of FY 2019-2020.

Poor domestic performance also dragged total sales (Domestic + Export) down by 17.2% at 143,245 units in the last month as compared to 172,986 units in April 2018.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Mon, 06 May 2019
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