Dream start for Maruti Suzuki: India sales up by 25.9% in Q1 2018-19

Car sales in India 2018: Maruti Suzuki India sells 4,63,840 units in the first quarter of 2018-19 (April-June 2018 period). The company will roll out the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz soon which will be followed by all-new Ertiga and new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

By: | Published: July 2, 2018 9:56 AM

India's largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki has sold a total of 1,35,662 units in the Indian domestic market in the month of June 2018 taking its total count in the first quarter to 4,63,840 units registering a massive growth of 25.9% in its India sales. The company also exported 26,639 units from India during the Q1 taking its total sales count to 4,90,479 units 24.3% higher than what the company sold in the same period during the same period last financial year.

Also read: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza to get a petrol hybrid engine as the company prepares for a hybrid future

Maruti Suzuki Sales in India 2018

Category : Sub-segmentModelsJunTill JunApril'17 - March'18
 20182017% Change2018-192017-18% Change
A: MiniAlto, WagonR293812552415.1%1050391035101.5%427183
A: CompactSwift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire, Tour S715704049676.7%23266715531449.8%748475
A: Mid-SizeCiaz15793950-60.0%1071915698-31.7%58913
TOTAL A: PASSENGER CARS1025306997046.5%34842527452226.9%1234571
B: Utility vehiclesGypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza193211387939.2%657545712515.1%253759
C: VansOmni, Eeco12185920832.3%447883573925.3%155137
Total Domestic PV Sales1340369305744.0%45896736738624.9%1643467
Light Commercial VehiclesSuper Carry1626206689.3%48731045366.3%10033
Total Domestic Sales1356629326345.5%46384036843125.9%1653500
Total Export Sales931913131-29.0%26639261401.9%126074
Total Sales (Domestic + Export)14498110639436.3%49047939457124.3%1779574


Maruti Suzuki's mini-segment that comprises of India's popular cars including Maruti Suzuki Alto and WagonR sales in the first quarter went up marginally by 1.5% and stood at 1,05,039 units. The compact segment that has cars like the new Swift, Celerio, Baleno, Dzire and Ignis saw sales going up by a whopping 49% at 2,32,667 units. Maruti Suzuki Baleno cumulative sale also crossed 4 lakh in the month of June 2018. With the anticipation of the new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift coming out soon resulted in drop in sales of Ciaz by over 31% and stood at 10,719 units. Sales of Maruti Suzuki's UVs dominated by Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza increased by 15% and saw a total sales of 65,754 units. Other cars in the UV space include Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and Maruti Suzuki Gypsy.

Maruti Suzuki Eeco and Maruti Suzuki Omni sales combined stood at 44,788 units in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the company will be rolling out its new Ciaz which will make its market launch in August 2018 and is expected to come with a new petrol engine. In this ongoing financial year 2018-19, Maruti Suzuki will also launch all-new Ertiga and the new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R in India.

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