WagonR, Baleno and Swift in the top 3
The country’s largest passenger vehicle manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), has held the top spot for a few decades now. And with ever-increasing demand for its cars, it doesn’t look like it will be dethroned any time soon. Speaking of sales, the company recently announced its sales volume for July this year. MSIL in July 2022 shipped a total of 175,916 units. Total sales for the month include domestic sales of 145,666 units, sales to other OEMs of 9,939 units and exports of 20,311 units.
The Indian automaker’s total passenger vehicle sales came in at 1,42,850 units, a total of 9,118 units compared to what it managed to achieve in the same month last year in 2021. Speaking sales from April to July, this year MSIL managed to ship 5,12,004 units compared to 4,26,794 units last year.
Sales of the Alto and S-Presso, which are part of the Mini segment, reached 20,333 units in July 2022, compared to 19,685 units sold in July 2021. From April to July 2021, 66,925 units were sold , and from April to July 2022, 69,320 units were sold. Due to declining sales, the company stopped producing various S-Presso models in July 2022.
The company also recorded sales of compact models such as Baleno, Celerio, DZire, Ignis, Swift, TourS and WagonR of 84,818 units in July 2022, an increase from 70,268 units sold in July 2021. Additionally, the YTD sales increased from 2,31,778 units sold in the same 4 months of 2021 to 2,89,695 units in the 2022 period. Mini and compact vehicle sales reached 1,05,151 units following 89,953 units sold in July 2021.
While year-to-date sales increased to 4,051 units from 3,968 units sold in April-July 2021, Ciaz sales declined to 1,379 units in July 2022 from 1,450 units sold in July 2021. Sales of UVs, which include the Brezza, Ertiga, S-Cross, and XL6, increased from 32,272 units in July 2021 to 23,272 units in July 2022. Sales for the year to date increased from 92 283 units sold in 2021 at 1,04,124 units. In the most recent month, Maruti also sold 13,048 Eeco vans.
In July 2022, 2,816 units of the company’s utility vehicle portfolio, which included the Super Carry, were sold, compared to 2,768 units in July 2021. From 6,824 units sold in the same period in 2021 to 13,633 units sold from April to July 2022 period, there has been a considerable increase since the beginning of the year. Some of Maruti Suzuki’s models are also sold to other OEMs. In July 2022, 9,939 units were sold, an increase from 4,738 units sold in July 2021. Sales for the year so far increased to 28,462 units from 15,715 units sold from April to July 2021.
While year-to-date sales increased from 4,49,333 units to 5,54,099 units between April and July 2022, total domestic sales, which stood at 1,41,238 units in July 2021, fell to 1,55,605 units in July 2022. 20,311 Maruti Suzuki vehicles were exported in the most recent month. Compared to the 21,224 units delivered in July 2021, this represents a decrease. However, year-to-date exports increased to 89,748 units between April and July 2022, compared to 66,743 units exported in the same period of 2021.
Things should get even better for Maruti when prices for the Grand Vitara are announced, followed by the launch of the Alto 800. After that, what’s most likely is a mini SUV based on the previously spied Baleno.