New Delhi: In view of corona pandemic, the central government imposed a nationwide lockdown from March, causing heavy economic losses to the industry. Gradually, the government started the process of unlock, which made the industry return to track. There has been a huge decline in the sales of auto companies, but the country's largest company Maruti Suzuki has breathed a sigh of relief in the month of August.
Maruti Suzuki announced on Tuesday that it's total domestic (domestic + OEM) sales rose by 20.2 per cent to 116,704 units in August this year. The total domestic sales of the company were 97,061 units in the same period last year. The company's sales in the passenger vehicle (PV) segment increased by 21.3 per cent to 113,033 units. The company's sales in this segment were 93,173 units in August last year.
If we talk about mini segment models (Alto and S-Presso), sales of this segment in August 2020 were 19,709 units. The company had 10,123 cars sold in this segment in August last year. Sales of this segment have registered a growth of 94.7 per cent. At the same time, 61,956 units of the compact segment (WagonR, Swift, Celerio, Ignisch, Balero, Tour S and Desire) are sold in August. In August last year, 54,274 cars of this segment were sold.