Maruti Suzuki announces its sales report for the month of December 2021. The company posted a total sales of 153,149 units for the given period. This includes both domestic as well as international business. The domestic sales figure stood at 126,031 units. Meanwhile, the sales to other OEMs stood at 4,838 units. For December 2021, Maruti Suzuki also clocked the highest ever export figure of 22,280 units. The country’s largest carmaker is also facing issues related to the shortage of electronic components, which is hampering production. But, Maruti Suzuki mentioned that they are taking all necessary steps to minimize the impact.
Details Sales Analysis (December 2021)
For the mini segment, which comprises Alto and S-Presso, the company posted a total sales of 16,320 units. The figure for the same period last year was 24,927 units. The compact segment accounts for the maximum sales. This comprises top sellers like Baleno, Celerio, Dzire, Ignis, Swift, Tour S and WagonR. The sales figure for this segment stood at 69,345 units. Meanwhile, the same for December 2020, stood at 77,641 units.
The mid-size segment only comprises the Ciaz. This car sold a total of 1,204 units, down from 1,270 units for last year. Ertiga, Gypsy, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza and XL6 make up for the Utility segment. For this segment, Maruti Suzuki sold a total of 26,982 units, up from 25,701 units last December. Maruti Suzuki Eeco sold a total of 9,165 units, as against 11,215 units for last time. In the commercial vehicle segment, which only comprises Super Carry, Maruti Suzuki sold a total of 3,015 units. For December 2020, the figure was 5,726 units.
Maruti Suzuki is one such carmaker that is not showing much interest in electric mobility. The company has made it clear that it will enter the segment only when the prices of the batteries come down so that it can offer the vehicles at affordable prices. Currently, the company is exploring other alternative fuel types of which ethanol-blended petrol is one of the emerging options.