Lucknow: With a total sale of 144,761 passenger vehicles in the domestic market, Maruti Suzuki on Monday reported an overall 8.3% growth in passenger vehicles for the month of February. While the likes of Alto and S-Presso underperformed last month in comparison to last year’s February.
Maruti’s passenger vehicles sale in the domestic market last month has reportedly gone up from 133,702 in February of 2020. Powering the company was the performance of utility vehicles like Ertiga, XL6, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza. It is to be mentioned that the updated S-Cross and Brezza were launched post February of last year.
Furthermore, the utility vehicles’ sub-segment saw a month-on-month rise of 18.9%, while the compact sub-segment too registered a positive growth of 15.3%. WagonR, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire are some of the cars that make up this sub-segment. As many as 80,517 of these units were sold last month.
However, the mini sub-segment of Maruti cars including Alto and S-Presso continue to be a point of concern. Maruti sold 23,959 units of these cars last month, which is reportedly down from 27,499 in February of 2020.
Meanwhile, export witnessed a jump last month with 11,891 units to foreign markets, up 11.9% when compared to figures from the same month in the previous year.
Country’s largest car maker, Maruti, recently hit the significant milestone of exporting 2 million units to foreign markets. To note, the car maker had first started exporting cars from here back in 1986.