Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), the country’s largest carmaker, reported total wholesales of 1,61,413 units in May. MSI said in a statement that it sold 46,555 units in May 2021. Domestic sales increased to 1,34,222 units last month, up from 35,293 units in May 2021, according to the business. “The sales figures of May 2022 are not comparable with that of May 2021 as the operations of the company in May 2021 were significantly affected due to COVID-19 related disruptions,” the automaker stated.
Sales of mini cars, comprising Alto and S-Presso, stood at 17,408 units last month. It stood at 4,760 in the same month last year. The company said sales in the compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, were at 67,947 units in May this year. In the corresponding period last year, it was at 20,343 units.
Sales of mid-size sedan Ciaz stood at 586 units in the period under review. It stood at 349 units in May 2021. Utility vehicle sales, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, were at 28,051 units, while in the year-ago month it was 6,355 vehicles, MSI said.
Also read: Skoda India registers massive 543 per cent sales growth in May 2022; sells 4,604 units
Van dispatches stood at 10,482 units last month. In May last year, it was 1,096 units. Exports last month were at 27,191 units; they stood at 11,262 units in May last year.
With inputs from PTI