Maruti Suzuki production up by 11% in August 2020
In August 2020, the utility vehicle segment comprising of Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza and XL6 recorded an increase of 43.96 per cent at 21,737 units as compared to 15,099 units manufactured a year ago.
New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India said on Monday it clocked 11 per cent increase in production during August to 1.23 lakh units.
The country’s largest passenger car manufacture had produced a total of 1.11 lakh units in the same month of last year, the company said in a statement. Passenger vehicles production stood at 1.21 lakh units last month as compared to 1.10 lakh units in August 2019, marking a growth of 10 per cent.
Production of mini hatchbacks – Alto and S-Presso in August 2020 went up by 60.76 per cent at 22,208 units as compared to 13,814 units manufactured in the same month last year. Production of compact vehicles such as the new WagonR, Celerio, Swift, Dzire, Ignis, Baleno and the Glanza saw a marginal increase of 67,348 units against 67,095 units manufactured a year ago. However, production of the Ciaz compact sedan went down by 47.92 per cent at 1190 units as compared to 2285 units manufactured a year ago.
In August 2020, the utility vehicle segment comprising of Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza and XL6 recorded an increase of 43.96 per cent at 21,737 units as compared to 15,099 units manufactured a year ago. Production of the Eeco van too went down by 26.49 per cent at 8898 units as compared to 11,921 units. Talking about the commercial vehicle segment, the Super Carry is the sole light commercial vehicle in carmaker’s portfolio for the Indian market. The production of LCV went up by 106.57 per cent at 2,388 units as compared to 1,156 units that were manufactured in the same month a year ago.
It was an indication that Indians are buying new cars as COVID-led lockdown restrictions ease and people practice social distancing by preferring to opt for private transport.