Maruti Suzuki India Limited has once again shown its dominance in the Indian car market by recorded a massive domestic sale number of 1,59,691 units for the month of April 2021. And if breaking down this huge number we get a cumulating sales number of domestic sales of 1,37,151 units, while 5,303 units were sold to Toyota for their rebadged versions along with 17,237 units of exported cars. This time we won’t compare the results from the sale of April 2020, because at that time the automobile market came to a halt to a point of 0 sales. Although, the ghosts of the past (COVID-19) have returned again with even more traumatizing effects, and this time the situation is far worse than the last year.
Coming back to Maruti sales for April 2021, the company recorded a combined sale of its mini cars like Alto and S-Presso of 25,041 units, the affordable mid-size car segment which consists of cars like Wagon-R, Celerio, Swift, Ignis, Dzire and Tour S made a total sale of 72,318 units. Coming to the utility vehicle segment comprising of Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, Gypsy, S-Cross and XL6 made a total sale of 25,484 units for April 2021, whereas the Eeco single-handedly sold 11,469 units last month and the Super Carry LCV sold a total of 1,272 units.
Now talking about the cars sold to Toyota for rebranding, 5,303 units of Baleno and Brezza were transferred to Toyota which was to be rebranded as the Toyota Glanza and Toyota Urban Cruiser, these vehicles are sold to Toyota for the sole purpose of boosting sales for their mid-size SUV segment.
Taking a look at the wholesome numbers, MSIL sold a total of 1,42,454 units which comprised of all passenger and light commercial vehicle, while 17,237 units were exported for the international market, translating to a total sale of 1,59,691 units, which when compared to the March 2021 sale of 1,67,014 units translates to an MoM de-growth of 4.38%.