Maruti Suzuki India, the largest passenger cars maker in India, announced a sold 154,600 units in November 2017, which was 14.1% higher compared with 135,550 units in November 2016.
The domestic sales contributed 42,722 units, up from 30,830 units in November 2016; while exports stood at 6,813 units; as against 5,268 units recorded for the same-month a year ago. The numbers include domestic sales plus exports of both passenger vehicles and the company's light commercial vehicle - Super Carry.
The Japanese carmaker also registered 7 per cent growth in total sales in the month of November 2017.
The company's November domestic sales rose by 10 per cent to 44,008 units from an off-take of 40,016 reported in the corresponding month of 2016. "With a sound go-to market strategy in place, along with a robust and aggressive product roadmap; we are confident that Suzuki Motorcycle India's best days are ahead of us".
The sales of its mini cars, Alto and WagonR, dipped by 1.8 per cent to 38,204 units, against 38,886 units in the same period past year. In addition, the company exported 1,284 units of the Etios series. While in October many automakers saw a positive growth thanks to Diwali, companies were expecting similar number from November sales as well. In November 2017, the Ciaz sold a total of 4,009 units, down a sizeable 26.2 percent (November 2016: 5,443). "The rural market is buoyant and we hope to build on this momentum", said Rakesh Srivastava, director (sales and marketing). We are delighted that our legendary products Innova Crysta and Fortuner continue to witness strong demand in the market.
Sales at Mahindra came in at 16,030 units during November, a 21.45% rise.
Conversely, exports for November 2017 stood at 2,531 vehicles, a de-growth of six per cent.
Toyota is estimated to have grown sales by 12 per cent last month. As of now the country's leading auto manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India has announced registering over 14 per cent growth in the month of November 2017 and more manufacturer will be coming out with their numbers throughout the day. Exports, on the other hand, saw a massive fall of nearly 47 per cent with the company exporting 686 units in November 2017, compared to the 1,284 units exported during the same month previous year. UV sales grew 34 per cent.
The top five passenger vehicle makers-Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, Tata Motors Ltd, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt.
Sales at Honda Cars India Ltd soared 47.2% to 11,819 units for the month, led by the compact SUV WR-V.