Maruti Suzuki Sales Dip 1 Per Cent In February (Representational Image) (Photo Credit: File Photo)
The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Sunday reported a 1.1 per cent decline in sales at 1,47,110 units in February. The company had sold 1,48,682 units in February last year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.
Domestic sales dropped 1.6 per cent to 1,36,849 units last month as against 1,39,100 units in February 2019, it added. Sales of mini cars, comprising Alto and WagonR, stood at 27,499 units as compared with 24,751 units in the same month last year, up 11.1 per cent.
Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, declined 3.9 per cent to 69,828 units as against 72,678 cars in February last year. Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sales stood at 2,544 units as compared with 3,084 units in February 2019.
However, sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga,rose 3.5 per cent to 22,604 units as compared with 21,834 units in the year-ago month, MSI said. Exports in February were up 7.1 per cent at 10,261 units as against 9,582 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.
Recently, Maruti Suzuki launched the petrol version of its popular compact SUV Vitara Brezza priced between Rs 7.34 lakh and Rs 11.4 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The BS-VI petrol Vitara Brezza is powered by 1.5 litre K-series engine with 5-speed manual and automatic transmission options with smart hybrid.
Launched in 2016, with diesel engine only, the Vitara Brezza helped Maruti Suzuki establish itself as leader in utility vehicle segment. In less than four years of its launch it has sold over 5 lakh units.