Every model in the company lineup underwent development except the Ertiga and XL6, which garnered significant attention.
The auto industry reported a 36.6 percent decline in overall sales. PV sales stood at 1,85,636 units in the previous month as compared to 2,92,858 units sold in September 2020. MoM sales also declined by 39 per cent as compared to 2,59,555 units sold in August 2021.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited, like every other automaker in India, is facing a severe shortfall in semi-conductor supply affecting car sales. Sales declined by 57 per cent to 63,111 units in September 2021, down from 1,47,912 units sold in September 2020.
maruti sales breakup september 2021
However, the company still managed to maintain its No. 1 position ahead of Hyundai and Tata Motors by a significant margin. MoM sales also declined by 39 per cent as compared to 1,03,187 units sold in August 2021. These low sales reduced the market share from 50.5 per cent in September 2020 to 34 per cent in the previous month.
Every model in the company lineup posted a de-growth except the Ertiga 7 seater MUV and XL6, a 6 seater MUV. Both these models were in high demand in terms of both YoY and MoM sales.
Alto and Ertiga Top Selling List
Topping the sales chart was Maruti Suzuki Alto with 12,143 units sold last month, down 33 per cent as compared to 18,246 units sold in August 2020. Alto’s MoM sales also declined marginally by 8 per cent as compared to 13,236 units sold in August 2021. The 2022 Alto was spied testing inside the company’s plant. It is set to come with a new platform and an increased wheelbase as compared to its current counterpart.
In terms of sales, Ertiga was at 13 per cent year-on-year growth. The sales which were 9,982 units in September 2020 increased to 11,308 units last month. MoM sales also saw a significant increase, 81 per cent higher as compared to 6,251 units sold in August 2021.
At number 3 was Maruti Suzuki Baleno, which suffered a decline of 58 per cent to 8,077 units in the previous month from 19,433 units sold in September 2020. MoM growth fell by 48 per cent as compared to 15,646 units sold in August 2020. The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno is also ready and is slated for launch early next year. It will come with several feature updates allowing for more premium pricing.
The fourth best selling model in the company lineup was the Eco van. Sales declined 30 per cent year-on-year to 7,844 units from 11,220 units sold in September 2020. MoM sales fell 26 per cent against 10,666 units sold in August 2021.
With 7,632 units sold in September 2021, WagonR registered a growth of 57 per cent with sales of 7,632 units. This was down from 17,581 units sold in September 2020. The hatchback’s MoM sales also fell 21 per cent from 9,628 units sold in August 2021. Maruti Suzuki is now gearing up. For the next generation WagonR that will come with a more curvy body and revised exterior and interior features. According to sources, the Maruti Wagon R is set to make its global debut in December 2021.
Maruti XL6 Sales Growth
On a more positive note, Maruti Suzuki XL6 registered a growth of 80 per cent year-on-year at 3,848 units sold last month. This was an increase of 41 per cent from 2,087 units sold in September 2020 and 2,658 units sold in August 2021.
The sales of Maruti Suzuki Swift have also declined significantly in the last month. It was down by 89 per cent to 2,520 units as compared to 22,643 units sold in September 2020. MoM sales faced a decline of 80 per cent as compared to 12,483 units sold in August 2021. This premium hatchback, launched in 2005, has been at the top time and again. The sales chart hit the milestone of cumulative sales of 2.5 million units in September 2021.
Maruti Swift was followed by the DZire sedan with 2,141 units sold last month, down 85 per cent from 13,988 units sold in September 2020. MoM sales also fell 63 per cent from 5,714 units sold in August 2021. Maruti Suzuki also mentioned de-growth in the matter. That of Vitara Brezza and S-Cross was down to 1,874 units and 1,529 units respectively. Ciaz sales stood at 981 units and Ignis sales declined 84 per cent to 522 units.