Maruti sales decline for 2nd consecutive month inspite of Ciaz launch

New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India sales for the month of August 2018 stands at 158,189 units. This when compared to sales during Aug 2017 (163,701), is a decline of 3.4%. The figures are inclusive of exports.

In the domestic market, where Maruti Suzuki launched an all-new car last month, sales declined from 152,000 to 147,700. Thereby registering a decline of 2.8%. This is the second consecutive month where Maruti Suzuki India has posted a decline. Before that, the carmaker was posting a double-digit growth for many consecutive months.

The major reason for decline in sales is flood situation in many parts of the country. Apart from Kerala, there are many other states in the country which are battling floods. The festive period of Onam is one of the biggest car buying season in Kerala. But due to floods, the festive period did not experience expected sales. Maruti Suzuki Utility Vehicle segment (Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza) too experienced a decline from 21,442 to 17,971 units. Ciaz sales experienced growth from 6,457 last year to 7,002 units in Aug 2018.

Sales of mini cars comprising Alto and WagonR were at 35,895 units as compared to 35,428 units in August last year, up 1.3 per cent. Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, were down 3.6 per cent at 71,364 units as against 74,012 units in August last year, the company said.

Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 7,002 units as compared to 6,457 units in the same month a year ago, a growth of 8.4 per cent.

Hyundai sales up 3.4% to 61,912 units

  • Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) on Saturday reported a 3.4 per cent increase in total sales at 61,912 units in August.
  • The company had sold 59,905 units in August 2017, HMIL said in a statement.
  • HMIL National Sales Head Vikas Jain said, “Hyundai continues to register strong growth in export markets with 25.8 per cent and a total volume of 61,912 units and overall 3.4 per cent on the strong performance of GRAND i10, New ELITE i20 and New 2018 CRETA – Each continuing to cross over 10,000 sales mark consistently”.
  • Its domestic sales fell by 2.8 per cent at 45,801 units in August as against 47,103 in August 2017.