New Delhi: India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki, today reported a decline of 17.2% year-on-year (YoY) in April 2019 sales at 143,245 units. The company had sold 172,986 units in April last year, Maruti Suzuki said in an official statement.
Total domestic sales, which included passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicle (LCV) super carry and sales to other OEMs, reported a decline of 18.7% YoY in April 2019 at 134,068 units. The company’s domestic sales stood at 164,978 units in April last year.
While the domestic sales of the passenger vehicle (PV) portfolio declined by 19.6% YoY, its LCV sales recorded a growth of 50.2% YoY in April. The company reported sales of 131,385 units under its PV portfolio last month as against 163,434 units sold in April last year. The LCV sales, on the other hand, grew from 1,544 units in April 2018 to 2,319 units in April 2019.
In a new category, Maruti Suzuki’s April 2019 numbers indicate that it has sold 364 units to other OEMs in April 2019.
Across the different PV categories, the company has reported sales of 22,766 units in its mini segment, down 40% YoY last month (April 18: 37,794 units). Similarly, in the compact segment, sales stood at 72,146 units last month, down 14% YoY (April 18: 83,834 units), the company said. Maruti Suzuki sells Alto and old WagonR in its mini segment, and Swift, Baleno, Celerio, new WagonR, Ignis, Dzire models in its compact portfolio.
In the mid-size category, where Maruti Suzuki sells its Ciaz sedan, it reported a decline of 45.5% YoY at 2,789 units last month. It sold 5,116 units of Ciaz last month.
In the utility vehicle category, which includes models such as Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, S-Cross and Gypsy, the company reported sales of 22,035 units, up 6% YoY. In the vans category, it sold 11,649 units last month as against 15,886 units in April 2018.
Export volumes in April have grown by 14.6% YoY. Maruti reported total exports of 9,177 units last month as against 8,008 units in April 2018.