New Delhi: India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) on Friday reported a 33.4% decline in its domestic passenger vehicle sales to 108,991 units in October 2021. The company sold 163,656 units in October last year.
Total domestic sales (including passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles) for Maruti Suzuki stood at 112,788 units in October 2021, as against 166,825 units in the same period last year.
While the shortage of electronic components continued to affect the production of vehicles during the month, the company took all possible measures to minimise the impact. Accordingly, the company sold more vehicles than the expected sales volume at the start of the month, MSIL said in a regulatory filing.
The automaker posted total sales of 138,335 units in October 2021, which includes domestic sales of 112,788 units, sales to other OEMs at 4,225 units and exports of 21,322 units.
The mini passenger vehicles Alto and S-Presso clocked 21,831 unit sales in October 2021, compared to 28,462 units in October 2020. Compact passenger vehicles including Baleno, Celerio, Dzire Ignis, Swift, Tour S, and WagonR logged 48,690 units in the month under review, against 95,067 units in October last year.
MSIL recorded 27,081 unit sales of its UVs which include Ertiga, Gypsy, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, XL6 as against 25,396 units in October 2020. Sales for the mid-size Ciaz segment stood at 1,069 units during the month under review as compared to 1,422 units in the corresponding month last year.
On Saturday, the carmaker said it expects an adverse impact on production at its two plants in Haryana and parent Suzuki’s Gujarat plant in November on account of supply constraint of electronic components due to semiconductor shortage.
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