Maruti Suzuki has released their car sales report for July 2021 on August 1st, 2021. COVID-19 has taken a toll on the overall sales of every company. But, things seem to get back to normal.
Maruti Suzuki has sold 1,62,462 vehicles in July this year as compared to 1,08,064 last year. About 84% of the total number of vehicles sold are passenger vehicles that bring us to the number 133,732. India’s largest carmaker has seen a rise of 36.78% in sales as compared to the last year, the same month.
In the Maruti car sales report, we can also clearly see that its export has significantly risen from this year to 21,224 units from 6,757 units last year. As we saw that Maruti Suzuki has felt some relief in this pandemic time with a rising sale from the last year but we still cannot predict what the future holds for the auto industry. Will there be a bounce-back or not?
Which segment worked for Maruti Suzuki Car Sales in July 2021?
Maruti Suzuki has been able to dominate the Indian automotive industry, thanks to its mini and compact car segment. The company reported 89,953 units sold in these segments, a little up from last year in July, which is 68,787. Out of these segments, the mini segment comprising of Alto and S-Presso reported sales of 19,685 whereas the compact segment comprising of WagonR, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire, Tour S reported 70,268 units in sales. The utility vehicle segment, which includes Ertiga, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, XL6, Gypsy, has also reported good growth with a sales count of 32,272 units.
The mid-size segment comprising Ciaz has still not reported a significant number that is 1450. Last year, Maruti Suzuki sold 1,303 units of Ciaz, 147 less than the current year. On the other hand, sales for the Vans segment that includes Eeco reported sales just above 10k units which is fairly fine which was 8501 units last year. In the LCV segment, the company has managed to sell only 2,768 units and that number is fairly normal as it’s in the range of last year’s sales. There’s a notable rise in the OEM segment as well as it has risen to 4,738 units from 1,307 units last year in July.
How is the automotive sector responding to the current situation?
The pandemic has impacted the auto sector a lot. This downward shift is expected to go along for some time and then start picking up the pace. Many experts are in favor that the auto sector will boom in the coming months or years. The demand for personal vehicles is only expected to rise and not decline. Maruti Suzuki will be working on its sales as stringent lockdowns are now over at the majority of places. It is easier now to focus on increasing the customer base and meeting up to the expectations of the customers.