Car Sales Report 2022
In January 2022, Maruti Suzuki India, the country’s largest carmaker by volume, recorded cumulative sales of 154,379 vehicles. The Indo-Japanese manufacturer had a year-on-year fall of about 4% when compared to the 160,752 vehicles sold during the same month in 2021. At the same time, the month-on-month difference in sales remained constant when compared to the 153,149 units sold in December 2021. According to Maruti Suzuki, the lack of electronic components had a small impact on vehicle manufacturing, affecting mostly domestic numbers.
Maruti Suzuki Loses Market Share
Having said that, we must also consider the fact that the extended waiting period for Maruti Suzuki automobiles is discouraging customers. Furthermore, the corporation is up against intense competition from Tata Motors, which had its greatest ever passenger vehicle (PV) sales in January 2022, with a 51 percent YoY increase.
In terms of domestic sales, Maruti Suzuki India’s total PV sales this month were 128,924 units, down 7.2 percent from the 139,002 units sold in January 2021. Total domestic sales, which include PV and LCV sales as well as sales to other manufacturers (Toyota), were 136,442 units. The firm reported an 8% YoY decrease in car sales compared to the 148,307 vehicles sold in the same month in 2021. However, export figures remained the silver lining for Maruti Suzuki India in January 2022, despite the fact that the company was facing a black cloud situation. Last month, the automaker shipped 17,937 automobiles from India, up 44% over the 12,445 vehicles exported in January 2021.
Maruti Suzuki Leads The Segment
Maruti’s micro and subcompact class, which includes vehicles such as the Alto, S-Presso, Wagon R, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, and Dzire, sold 90,106 units in January 2021, down about 12% from 102,088 units in January 2021. At the same time, sales of Maruti’s small car Ciaz increased by 24% to 1,666 units in January 2021, compared to 1,347 units in January 2021. Last month, the utility vehicle sector, which includes the Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, XL6, Gypsy, and S-Cross, grew by 11.4 percent. The total sales for the month were 26,624 units, compared to 23,887 units sold in the same month previous year.
Maruti Suzuki also sold 10,528 Eeco vans in January 2022, a 10% decrease from the 11,680 vans delivered in January 2021. Last month, sales to other OEMs, especially Toyota, were 3,981 units, down 30% from the 5,703 units delivered in January 2021. Maruti Suzuki’s Super Carry light commercial vehicle sold 3,537 units in January 2021, a slight 1.8 percent decrease from the 3,602 units delivered in January 2021.
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