The sales reports for the month of June 2017 are out and country’s largest automobile manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India limited has achieved a 7.6 percent increase in its sales for the aforementioned period. The Indo-Japanese automaker sold a total of 106394 units during the month of June 2017 as opposed to 98840 units during the same period last year. Out of this, 93263 units were sold in the domestic market while 13131 units were export units. In the second quarter (April-June) of 2017, Maruti Suzuki sold a total of 394571 units (domestic+exports), taking the automaker to a 13.6 percent increase of the same period last fiscal. Major pile-drivers in the sales of Maruti Suzuki were the Baleno, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Ciaz and the Vitara Brezza. Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Alto crosses 1 lakh sales since Janaury 2017; once again tops the entry level segment in IndiaAlso Read - Maruti Suzuki Celerio Vs Tata Tiago Vs Hyundai Santro: Which One Will Burn Biggest Hole In Your Pocket?
Talking about the individual segments, the small car segment which includes the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto and the Wagon R sold a total of 25524 units in June 2017 as opposed to 27712 units for the month of June 2016. This resulted in a de-growth of 7.9 percent over last year. Now to the compact segment which includes the likes Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Ignis, Swift and Celerio sold a total of 40496 units in June 2017 while this figure stood at 39971 units for the same month last year; resulting in a growth of 1.3 percent. Also Read: GST effect on cars & MPVs: Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Ciaz SHVS hybrids to become expensive by INR 1.5 lakh Also Read - Top Compact SUV Sales: Hyundai Venue At Top, Tata Nexon Ahead Of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza In October 2021
In the mid-size segment, which includes the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, sold a total of 3950 units in June 2017 as opposed to 2800 units in June 2016; registering a growth of 41.1 percent. The utility vehicle segment which includes the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and S-Cross sold a total of 13879 units for June 2017 as opposed to 9708 units in June 2016. This accounts for a growth of 43 percent. The vans segment which includes the likes of Omni and Eeco sold 9208 units in June 2017 as opposed to 9874 units for June 2016; a de-growth of 6.7 percent. Also Read: New Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2017 India launch likely by this year end Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2021 Model Launched: Watch Video to Take A First Look of Newly Launched Car
In the coming days, sales for Maruti Suzuki, the largest manufacturer of small cars in India are expected to increase as according to the new GST tax scheme, prices of small cars are to go down. Maruti Suzuki has communicated in a recent statement that the prices of their products are to go down by 3 percent. This is exclusive of its mild-hybrid cars which include the Ciaz and the Ertiga.