- The domestic passenger sales stood at 1,39,440 units with 0.2 per cent YoY growth.
- Exports dropped by 11 per cent to 9,571 units.
- Cumulative sales stand at 151,721 units.
Maruti Suzuki – just like all the other carmakers in India – saw tepid sales growth in January 2019. The carmaker sold 139,440 units in January with a YoY growth of just 0.2 per cent over 139,189 units sold in January 2018. Exports dropped by 11 per cent to 9,571 units from 10,751 units in the same month last year.
Sales in the passenger segment (which includes Alto, Wagon R, Swift, Ignis, Celerio, Baleno, Dzire and Ciaz) amounted to 101,865 units. This is 4.1 per cent less than January 2018 when the same segment sold 106,246 units. The overall sales (domestic and export combined) accounted for a mere 0.2 per cent growth from 151,351 to 151,721 units.
The carmaker had foreseen a promising January with two important launches in its kitty. The new-generation Wagon R went on sale with a new platform, refreshed styling and a bigger 1.2-litre engine for the first time. On the other hand, the Baleno received a much-needed mid-life update with tweaked fascia and added features inside the cabin. The updated Baleno RS too went on sale in January.