Maruti Suzuki is witnessing sluggishness due to the decline in sales. Maruti Suzuki export sales figure for March got down by 12.9 per cent at 10,463 units as compared to 12,016 units in the corresponding month last year.
Maruti Suzuki encountered a Total sales of 158,076 units for March 2019 which includes 147,613 units in the domestic market and exported 10,463 units. Whereas for the month of March 2018, the company registered a total sales of 160,598 units. This shows a decline of 1.6%.
When we compare the annual sales figures of the two F.Y.s, in FY 2018-19, Maruti sold 1,753,700 units of cars in the domestic market and exported 108,749 units. This attests the improvement in Domestic figures by 6.1% while the decline in exports by 13.7%. Although Cumulative figures of 1,862,449 units as against 1,779,574 units depicts improvement of 4.7%. But its rise is not fair enough to justify the double-digit growth. Here is the overall sales performance of the carmaker:
Maruti Suzuki India has reported a 1.6 percent decline in sales at 1,58,076 units in the month of March 2019. The company had sold 1,60,598 units in March last year. The domestic sales have declined marginally at 1,47,613 units last month as against 1,48,582 units in the same month of the last year. The sales figures for mini cars consisting of Alto were at 16,826 units as compared to 37,511 units in March last year, declined by 55.1 percent. While, the sales of compact segment comprising models like Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, and Dzire, went up by 19.8 percent at 82,532 units as compared to 68,885 units in March last year.
The sales figure of the mini segment has reduced drastically because of the exit of Maruti the new WagonR from the mini segment. Now the promotion of new WagonR to the compact segment led to the increment of a sale of the segment by 19.5% to 82,532 units from 68,885 unit.
New Wagon R has joined cars like Ignis, Celerio, Swift, Baleno, Dzire, and alto is left alone In the mini segment which witnessed a decline of 55% Sales from 37,511 units to 16,826 units. Utility vehicle segment including Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga displayed an increase of 12.3%, despite the discontinuation of Gypsy. The mid sedan Maruti Suzuki Ciaz witnessed the increased sale of 3,672 units as compared to 4,321 units in the same month a year ago.
At present, Maruti Suzuki‘s recent launch the Ciaz is the defender on the fuel efficiency with its powerful 1.5-litre diesel engine which delivers 26.8 kmpl. Prices of the new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 Diesel starts at Rs 9.97 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is procurable in three variants - Delta, Zeta, and Alpha.
For the upcoming launch, Maruti has the new generation Alto, scheduled for the official launch in October 2019. It is going to replace the current Alto 800 and the Alto K10.