The drop in sales, according to Maruti, is due to a scarcity of electrical components, which has hampered the production of automobiles sold in India.
Last month, Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, saw a 9% reduction in overall vehicle sales. Last month, the company sold 139,184 units, compared to 153,233 units in the same month the previous year.
The micro and compact vehicle market, which includes Maruti automobiles like the Alto, WagonR, Baleno, Swift, and others, contributed more than 70% of the 109,726 passenger vehicles Maruti sold last month.
Last month, these vehicles helped the company sell 74,492 units.
The mid-size and utility vehicle sectors, which include the Ciaz, Ertiga, and XL6, generated roughly 25% of overall passenger vehicle sales last months, compared to the compact vehicle segment. Last month, Maruti sold 1,089 Ciazs, with utility cars such as the Ertiga, Gypsy, S-Cross Vitara Brezza, and XL6 contributing 24,574 units to the total.
Last month, Maruti released the facelift version of another little vehicle, the Celerio. With a mileage of 26.68 kmpl, the 2017 Celerio claims to be India’s most fuel-efficient petrol car. Maruti thinks that the new Celerio would help it increase sales in the near future. A number of other facelift models, like as the Vitara Brezza, Baleno, and Alto, are slated to arrive in India in the near future.
Maruti had already stated that the problems are likely to continue into December. Maruti Suzuki expects output at its two sites in Haryana and Gujarat to be impacted in the final month of a difficult calendar year, according to sources. According to reports, the corporation plans to resume normal production in the next month at a rate of 80 to 85 percent.