Tuesday, October 04, 2011
By Pranjal Gera
Maruti sales drop by 20.8% in September
India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki stated a 20.8% downfall in sales for September to 85,565 units and blamed the ongoing workforce impasse at its Haryana based Manesar production facility that caused the hit.
As per Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), in the same month in 2010 the leading car maker had made a sale of 1, 08,006 units.
It also said that the workers unrest at Manesar manufacturing unit had caused a major debacle to the company’s September sale.
The revolutionary automaker came up with sales figures of 78,816 units, comprising utility vehicles as well, in the market nationwide in September. Fall of 17.2% from 95,148 units in the same month last year.
In the overseas selling also, the company plunged in September with 47.5%, to 6,749 units from 12,858 units as compared to September 2010.
MSI stated that entire passenger car sales that were 81,060 units in September last year dunked 17.8% to 66,667 units this year last month.
The only respite was Swift DZire; which recorded an increase of 9.9% to 9,411 units from 1,965 units in the same period a year back, according to the company.
Maruti Suzuki India’s SX4- the mid-sized sedan received the major setback as compared to all, a sink of 90% to 196 units from 1,965 units in September last year. First luxury sedan from MSI- Kizashi turned an overall sale of 14 units.