Just in the domestic marketplace, 16,53,500 units were retailed and the total exports to foreign markets recorded stood at 1,26,074 units
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) had retailed a total of 1,60,598 units in the financial year ending month of March 2018. The major contributors had been in the local market as 1,48,582 units were sold while 12,016 units were shipped abroad. During the same month last year, the largest automaker in the country sold 1,39,763 units.
This marks March 2018 another successful month for Maruti Suzuki as it registered 8,819 deliveries more than what it managed in the same month back in 2017. As a whole, the 12 months of the financial year 2017-18 have attributed to its highest ever sale. In total, 17,79,574 were sold at a major surge of 13.4 percent.
Just in the domestic marketplace, 16,53,500 units were retailed and the total exports to foreign markets recorded stood at 1,26,074 units. Maruti Suzuki has indeed reaped benefits from its latest launches in the last three years. The Baleno premium hatchback entered India in late October 2015 and rose to fame quickly as the bestselling car in its segment.
After a huge fanfare at the 2016 Auto Expo, the Vitara Brezza marked the Indo-Japanese brand’s long-expected arrival into the SUV space. It left the rest of rivals in its wake by constantly pumping in 10,000 units of average sales every month. With the unprecedented reception in the subcompact SUV segment, the Vitara Brezza often ended up as the most sold SUV monthly by beating Hyundai Creta.
The latest generation Dzire is another hit to a point of overtaking Alto as the best-selling car in the country for several months and the recently launched Swift is on the same page again. Maruti Suzuki is preparing to launch the facelifted version of the Ciaz in the coming months as well.
With steep competition instigated by the entry of all-new Verna and the impending arrival of Toyota Yaris, it is time for the New Delhi-based brand to respond. A seven-seater version of WagonR and a new generation Ertiga, which we spied several times, are expected to be in the horizon.