Maruti Suzuki reports 9 percent year-on-year decline and 23 percent decline in MoM sales in August 2021
India’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki India Limited has not ended August 2021 on a positive note. Sales have declined on both YoY and MoM basis and Maruti Suzuki has attributed this decline in sales to acute shortage of electronic components which has affected the entire auto industry.
Despite the onset of the festive season, sales will not return next month as there is a severe shortage of semiconductor chips. Maruti has announced to cut production by 40% in September 2021. Sales in August 2021 stood at 1,03,187 units, down 9 per cent as compared to 1,13,033 units sold in August 2020. However, it was a drop of 1 to 23 per cent MoM. In July 2021, 33,732 units were sold.
Best Selling Maruti Cars – August 2021
Maruti Suzuki Baleno was the best selling car in India in the month of August 2021 with a total of 15,646 units registered. This was an increase of 46 per cent over the 10,742 units sold in August 2020 and a 6 per cent MoM increase over the 14,729 units sold in July 2021.
A total of 9,628 units of WagonR have been sold in the last one month. This was a 30 per cent increase over 13,770 units sold in August 2020, while MoM sales declined by 58 per cent as compared to 22,836 units sold in July 2021. Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback recorded a decline of 16 per cent with sales of 12,483 units last month. , down from 14,869 units sold in August 2020. This was a 32 per cent MoM decline as compared to 18,434 units sold in July 2021.
Maruti Brezza – Best Selling SUV
In August 2021 too, the demand for Vitara Brezza saw sales of 12,906 units last month, up 87 per cent as compared to 6,903 units sold in August 2020. It was the best-selling SUV in the country last month, while the MoM saw a marginal increase in sales. 2 percent more than the 12,676 units sold in July 2021. The Brezza competes with the Hyundai Venue. It is sold in LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi Plus trims and is priced at Rs. 7.51 – 11.41 lakhs. Maruti is also developing a CNG version of the Vitara Brezza.
On the other hand, DZire sales declined by 58 per cent to 5,714 units in August 2021 from 13,629 units sold in August 2020. This was also a decline of 45 per cent MoM as against 10,470 units sold in July 2021.
Maruti Suzuki Alto (13,236 units) and Ertiga (6,251 units) also registered a decline of 8 per cent and 33 per cent, respectively, on a year-on-year basis. MoM sales, however, grew by 3 per cent for the Alto (12,867 units), but declined by 53 per cent in the case of the Ertiga (13,434 units).
Last month, the Eeco van was in high demand in the domestic markets with sales of 10,666 units, up 17 per cent year-on-year. This was against 9,115 units sold in the same month last year. MoM sales registered a marginal increase over 10,057 units sold in July 2021.
While the S-Presso and XL6 also posted positive year-on-year growth, Ignis sales declined by 37 per cent to 2,053 units last month, down from 3,262 units sold in August 2020. Of the 3,797 units sold in July, a decline of 46 per cent was registered. 2021. S-Cross sales remained flat on year-on-year basis but grew 28 percent MoM to 2,522 units in August 2021, while Ciaz sales grew 75 percent YoY to 2,146 units and 48 percent MoM increased from 1,450 units in July 2021 .