New Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said on Saturday that its total sales declined by four percent to 1,59,691 units in the month of April due to the impact of dispatch due to Kovid-19. Sales fell to 1,67,014 units in March this year.
The company was unable to sell any unit of the vehicle in April last year due to the nationwide lockdown in the domestic market. MSI said its domestic sales last month stood at 1,42,454 units, down eight per cent from 1,55,417 units sold in March.
Sales of mini cars, including the Alto and S-Presso, rose two per cent to 25,041 units in April from 24,653 units in March. Vehicle sales in the compact segment, including Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and DZire, declined 12 per cent to 72,318 units in April this year from 82,201 units in March this year.
Sales of the mid-size sedan Ciaz declined by four per cent to 1,567 units as compared to 1,628 units in March this year. MSI said utility vehicle sales, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, declined by three per cent to 25,484 units from 26,174 units in March.
However, exports in April increased by 49 per cent to 17,237 units as against 11,597 units in March. The auto major had managed to export 632 units in April last year as well. (agency)