Maruti Suzuki India announced its sales figures for the month of May 2022. The company sold 161,413 units (domestic + exports) and registered a healthy growth of nearly 247% year-on-year when compared to 46,555 units sold in May 2021. It is to be noted that last year, sales/exports were severely impacted due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
When compared with last month numbers, the company registered a decline of 5% with 170,395 units sold in April 2022. Maruti Suzuki’s domestic sales stood at 128,000 units in May 2022, while exports stood at 27,191 units. As per the company, the decline was attributed to the shortage of electronic components. It had a minor impact on the production of vehicles, mainly the domestic models.
In the Mini segment, Maruti’s wholesales stood at 17,408 units of the Alto and S-Presso, while the company sold 67,947 units of the Baleno, Celerio, Dzire, Ignis, Swift, WagonR and Tour S. Sales of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz stood at 586 units, while utility vehicle sales remained good at 28,051 units, thanks to the Ertiga, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza and the XL6. Maruti sold 10,482 units of the Eeco van last month. It also sold 3,526 units of the Super Carry LCV last month.
Recently Maruti Suzuki had urged the government to reconsider making six airbags mandatory on small cars as they believed that the new norm would further shrink the small car market and may even impact jobs in the auto sector in the future.