Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the country's largest carmaker company's domestic sales of passenger vehicle went down 1.5 percent to 1,45,031 units in March after three months of rise in selling rate.
Passenger vehicles include cars, utility vehicles and vans. The company said today that it sold 1,47,170 passenger vehicles in March last year. This figure dropped to 1,45,031 in March this year. Thus, it recorded a decline of 1.5 percent. This is the first time after November 2018 when sales of its passenger vehicles have decreased. Car sales in the country dropped 6.9 percent to 1,03,030 units.
However, sales of useful vehicles increased by 12.3%, reached at 25,563 and the vans increased by 20.1% to 16,438 units. Sales of commercial vehicles Super carry increased by 82.9% to 2,582 units. Thus, the total domestic sales of the company, including commercial and passenger vehicles, declined 0.7 percent to 1,47,613 units. During this period, exports also dropped 12.9 percent to 10,463 units.
Thus, the total sales of all the vehicles in the company declined 1.6 percent to 1,58,076 units in all categories. During the financial year ending March 31, the company's passenger car sales increased by 4.2 percent to 12,87,023 units, up 4.1 percent of utility vehicles, 2,64,197 percent and vans increased by 15.1 percent to 1,78,606 units. .Thus, total sales of passenger vehicles increased by 5.3 percent to 17,29,826 units.
Sales of Super Carry increased by 138% to 23,874 units during the financial year. The total sales of the company rised at 17,53,700, with an increase of 6.1 percent. However, exports fell by 13.7 percent and it remained at 1,08,749 units. Total sales of the company, including domestic sales and exports, grew 4.7% to 18,62,449 units, which is the highest during any financial year.