The largest carmaker in the country Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has today announced the sales numbers for December of 2020. The company announced that 1,60,226 units were sold with Year-on-Year volume growth of 20.2 per cent. Cumulatively, the domestic sales stood at 1,46,480 and 3,808 units of the Vitara Brezza and Baleno were supplied to Toyota. In addition, the company also exported 9,938 units last month.
Maruti Suzuki capped off what has otherwise been a tumultuous 2020 for the automotive industry at large with a solid 20.2% year-on-year growth in December. The company sold a total of 160,226 units in the month.
Following lockdown months, the company has been reporting a quick recovery and in December, sold a total of 146,480 units in the domestic market and another 3,808 units to other OEMs. As many as 9,938 units were exported in the month which, significantly, is more than 2,000 units more than what it had exported in the same month in 2019. Cars like WagonR, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno - among others - remain the main driving force and saw a 18.2% year-on-year growth. The mini sub-segment - Alto and S-Presso - also fared well with an uptick of 4.4%. Cars in Maruti's UV sub-segment - Ertiga, XL6, S-Cross, among others, also fared well with 25,701 units sold last month vis-a-vis 23,808 units in December of 2019 (8% uptick).