Maruti Suzuki India, the largest carmaker in India, has posted their sales in May and the data shows that the sales have risen by 24.9% year-on-year for the brand in India. Maruti Suzuki sold as many 163,200 units in May, including the 9,312 exported units. In May 2017, the manufacturer sold 135,962 units.
The data shows that in the domestic market, the manufacturer sold 37,864 units in the Mini segment that comprises of the Alto and the WagonR. It sees a reduction in sales on the YoY figure. The biggest chunk of sales come from the Compact segment that comprises Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire and Tour S. Maruti sold as many as 77,263 units in May 2018 which is 50% higher than the May 2017 sales. This shows more buying power of the customers and how the first-time car buyers are targeting bigger cars in the market. The sales of Ciaz, however, has come down to 4,024 units from 4,724 units in May 2017.
The utility segment of the brand that consists of the Gypsy, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and S-Cross also saw a rise when compared to YoY sales. Maruti sold 25,629 units in the month of May 2018. The Eeco and Omni also saw a rise of 32.7% and the brand sold 16,717 units of the vehicles in the market. Maruti Suzuki has seen constant growth in the Indian market and controls almost 50% of the market.
The largest car manufacturer in India recently launched the much-awaited Brezza AMT in the market. The company plans to launch the updated Ciaz later this year. Maruti also has plans to launch the all-new Ertiga, a much-awaited vehicle in the Indian market right now. With the new launches, its sales are expected to rise in the recent future. Maruti will introduce two new engines – a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol engine – in the coming times. The introduction of the diesel engine will reduce the brand’s dependency on the Fiat 1.3-litre Multijet engine that Maruti uses across its range in India.