Maruti Suzuki has sold 96,062 units in October as compared to 96,002 units in the corresponding period last year resulting in an increase of 0.1 per cent. The total figure which includes exports stands at 105,087 units as compared to 103,108 units in October 2012 resulting in a growth of 1.9 per cent.
While the Indo-Japanese automaker may have had marginal increase in terms of overall numbers, its individual line-up excluding the Swift Dzire and their van line-up (Omni and Eeco) have all struggled. The Dzire sold 17,211 units as compared to 14,389 units in October 2012 while the Omni and Eeco together did 9,786 units as compared to 8,791 units in the corresponding period last year.
At the other end of the spectrum is the SX4 sedan which dropped over 400 units from 695 in October 2012 to just 295 units in October 2013. However, this situation is likely to change, now that word has emerged of a new sedan (YL1) being developed by them for the Indian market. We expect that Maruti Suzuki will bounce back significantly next month thanks to the festival season.