Maruti Suzuki India sales have grown by 16.4 per cent in May 2014 as compared to the same period last year. The company sold a total of 90,560 in May 2014, whereas it sold only 77,821 in May 2013. Maruti’s small car segment offerings have posted a growth of 53.9 per cent, which includes the newly launched Celerio. The second best growth figures come from the vans (Omni and EECO) at 50.2 per cent followed by the utility vehicles at 22 per cent.
The Dzire at 18,953 units has bettered its May 2013 figure of 17,265 units posting a growth of 9.8 per cent. This figure is impressive considering the Dzire now has competition from the Honda Amaze and the Hyundai Xcent.
The biggest loser is Maruti’s C-segment warrior, the SX4. Its sales have come down to 121 units from 530 units in May 2013, a loss of 75.9 per cent. While it seems like a good time to ring the alarm bells, the car will soon be replaced by the Ciaz sedan when it’s launched later this year.
The company also exported 10,365 units in May 2014 as compared to 6,856 units in May 2013.
The total sales including exports stand at 1,87,121 units for the period of April to May 2014, up by 2.8 per cent over the figures of the last fiscal year for the corresponding period.