New Delhi, January 1, 2017: Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 117,908 units in December 2016. This includes 106,414 units in domestic market and 11,494 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of 119,149 units in December 2015.
The A-Mini segment which comprises of Alto and WagonR sold 31,527 units in December-2016 against 37,234 in December-2015, which is 15.3% lesser than the previous year. This reduced sales of Alto and WagonR can be attributed to stiff competition from Renault’s Kwid and Tata’s Tiago respectively.
A-Compact segment which comprises of Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Baleno and Dzire also saw a decline of 8.6% which can be due to Swift’s & Dzire’s production adjustments to accommodate Baleno’s demand, discontinuation of Ritz and competition to Celerio from Tiago. The segment total sales in December this year is 43,295 units against 47,354 units in December 2015.
Sales of Dzire-Tour which is sold only to the taxi market declined by 29.2%. This year sales numbers are 2,559 units against 3,614 units in December 2015. Sales of Swift, Dzire & Dzire-Tour are bound to fall marginally, as the company is prepping up to launch new generation Swift and Dzire potential buyers will wait for the new generation models to arrive.
But the A segment mid size which comprises of Ciaz sold well. With sales of 3711 units in December 2016 compared to 2841 units in December 2015, this segment sales grew by 30.6%.
Totally Maruti Suzuki’s A-Segment sales declined 10.9% compared to December 2015 figures. Maruti sold a total of 81,092 units in December this years against 91,043 in December 2015.
B segment utility vehicles which comprises of Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza grew by 75.3% which is mainly due to the contribution of Vitara Brezza. The segment total sales is 16,072 units in December 2016 against 9,168 units in December 2015
Maruti Suzuki India’s C segment which comprises of Omni and Eeco declined by 17.1%, the segment sales in December 2016 is 9,224 units against 11,122 units in the last year same period.
Total domestic sales of passenger vehicles in December 2016 is 1,06,388 units against 1,11,333 units in December 2015. That is a decline of 4.4% compared to the same period last year.
Maruti’s first light commercial vehicle in India, Super Carry sales stood at 26 units in December 2016. And the total sales to date is 294 units since its launch.
And Maruti Suzuki India’s exports sales grew by 47.1% . The total exports in December 2016 is 11,494 units against 7,816 units.
Total sales i.e., including exports & imports in December 2016 is 1,10,798 units which is 1% less than 119149 units in December 2015 sales.