Economic slowdown impact: Maruti Suzuki reports 33% drop in sales in August at 1,06,413 units, export falls 10.8%

  • Domestic sales declined by 34.3% at 97,061 units last month as against 1,47,700 units in August 2018

  • Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 1,596 units as compared to 7,002 units earlier

  • Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, fell 23.9% at 54,274 units as against 71,364 carst last year

New Delhi: The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India on Sunday reported a 32.7 percent decline in sales at 1,06,413 units in August.

The company had sold 1,58,189 units in August last year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

Domestic sales declined by 34.3% at 97,061 units last month as against 1,47,700 units in August 2018, it added.

 Economic slowdown impact: Maruti Suzuki reports 33% drop in sales in August at 1,06,413 units, export falls 10.8%

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Sales of mini cars comprising Alto and WagonR stood at 10,123 units as compared to 35,895 units in the same month last year, down 71.8 percent.

Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, fell 23.9 percent at 54,274 units as against 71,364 cars in August last year.

Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 1,596 units as compared to 7,002 units earlier.

However, sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, rose 3.1 percent at 18,522 units as compared to 17,971 in the year-ago month, MSI said.

Exports in August were down by 10.8 percent at 9,352 units as against 10,489 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.

Updated Date: Sep 01, 2019 17:16:28 IST