Maruti Suzuki announced its monthly auto sales on Thursday, April 1, and posted total sales of 1.67 lakh, up nearly 99 percent from 83,792 units in the corresponding month last year. In a statement, the country’s largest automaker said fiscal 2019-20 domestic sales were down 18% and fiscal 2020-2021 sales were affected due to COVID-19. Total sales of Maruti Suzuki, including domestic sales and exports, fell 6.7% in fiscal year 2020-2021, compared to the previous fiscal year of 2019-20.
In March 2020, domestic sales of Maruti Suzuki fell 48% due to disruptions from COVID-19, and domestic sales reported last month returned to March 2019 levels. 24,653 units of mini passenger vehicles, including Alto, S-Presso, were sold last month, up from 15,988 units in the same month last year.
82,201 units of compact passenger vehicles including WagonR, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire, Tour S were sold last month, up from 40,519 units in the corresponding month last year. 1,628 mid-size Ciaz units were sold in March 2021, up from 1,863 units sold in the same month last year. Overall, total domestic sales, including passenger vehicle and light commercial vehicle sales, amounted to 149,518 units per month, compared to 76,976 units in the same period of the previous year .