New Delhi: India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), 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 of Maruti Suzuki (including passenger cars and light commercial vehicles) 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 vehicle production during the month, the company took all possible measures to minimize the impact. As a result, the company sold more cars than expected at the beginning of the month, MSIL said in a regulatory filing.
The automaker reported 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 units in October 2021, compared to 28,462 units in October 2020. Compact passenger cars, including the Baleno, Celerio, Dzire Ignis, Swift, Tour S, and WagonR, registered 48,690 units in the month under review, against 95,067 units in October last year.
MSIL reported 27,081 units of sales of its UVs, which include Ertiga, Gypsy, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, and XL6, compared to 25,396 units in October 2020. Sales of the mid-volume Ciaz segment were 1,069 units during the month that Analyzed compared to 1,422 units in the corresponding month last year.
The automaker said on Saturday that it expects a negative impact on production at its two plants in Haryana and at its parent Suzuki plant in Gujarat in November due to a constrained supply of electronic components due to a shortage of semiconductors.