Maruti Suzuki India has reported domestic market sales of 109,726 passenger vehicles in November 2021. This total is 19% down on year-ago sales of 135,775 units. Despite having a strong order book of an estimated 200,000 units, the continuing shortage of electronic components as a result of the semiconductor crisis is hampering better sales for the PV market leader. Maruti Suzuki had, in early November, said that vehicle output during the month would be 80-85 percent of regular production; it faces a similar situation in December.
Other than the utility vehicle segment, Maruti Suzuki sales have taken a hit. UV sales last month were 24,574 units, up 4.2% YoY (November 202: 23,753). The entry level Alto and S-Presso combine sold 17,473 units, which marks a sharp decline of 22% (November 2020: 22,339).
Poor sales of the usually high-selling seven models comprising the Wagon R, Baleno, Swift, Celerio, Dzire, Ignis and Tour S added to the overall decline. At 57,019 units, their sales last month were down 25.6% YoY (November 2020: 76,630).
The Eeco van too is feeling the heat: the 9,571 units sold last month are down 14.4% YoY.
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