New Delhi: A slump in production due to the global chip shortage has led to Maruti Suzuki reporting total sales of 139,184 units during November 2021 as compared to 153,223 units in the same month in 2020.
Out of the total sales last month, Maruti Suzuki’s domestic sales stood at 113,017 units, while sales to other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) was at 4,774 units. The market leader however, registered its highest ever monthly exports at 21,393 units, which rose more than two times from 9,004 units a year ago.
In the mini and compact car segment, which includes models like Alto, S-Presso, Baleno, Celerio, Dzire, Ignis, Swift, Tour S and WagonR, Maruti Suzuki recorded sales of 74,492 units during November 2021, down from 98,969 units in November 2020.
Total passenger car sales stood at 75,581 units, declining from 100,839 units(compared to November 2020). “The shortage of electronic components primarily affected the production of vehicles sold in the domestic market. The company took all possible measures to minimise the impact,” the auto major said in a statement on Wednesday.
In the utility vehicles segment, including the Ertiga, Gypsy, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, XL6, the company sold 24,574 units, slightly up from 23,753 units seen in November 2020. The sale of Eeco van dipped to 9,571 units from 11,183 units during the same period in 2020.
A total of 3,291 units of company’s light commercial vehicle Super Carry were sold during November 2021, as compared to 3,181 units in November 2020.