- Domestic sales increased by 1.8 per cent, however, exports were down by 36 per cent.
- Alto and Wagon R sales dipped by 14 per cent owing to the news of new models coming in 2019.
- Overall April to December sales stood at 14,03,970 units.
Maruti had steady sales in the month of December with 1,21,479 units sold in the domestic market over 1,19,286 units sold in the same month last year. Exports in the month of December were down to 6,859 units from 70,780 units in December 2017.
The combined sales of Alto and Wagon R witnessed a massive drop of 14 per cent. There is a new and updated Wagon R coming in later this month and this could be the reason for the drop in sales. The Ciaz doubled its sales YoY with 4,734 units sold. Meanwhile, the compact segment – comprising of Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire – sold 51,334 units; that's a dip of 3.8 per cent over December last year. And the utility class which includes the S-Cross and Vitara Brezza apart from Gypsy and Ertiga witnessed a stable growth of 4.9 per cent selling 20,225 units.
The overall sales (including export and domestic) were down by 1.3 per cent in December. The carmaker sold 1,28,338 units as compared to 1,30,066 units in December last year. The April-December sales stood at 14,03,970 units, an increase of 6.5 per cent compared to the same period last year.