[splco_heading size=”15″ align=”left” margin=”30″]The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Friday said it did not sell a single unit in the domestic market last month due to coronavirus-led nationwide lockdown.[/splco_heading]
Maruti Udyog Limited, is an automobile manufacturer in India has 56.21% owned subsidiary of the Japanese car and motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corporation.
Maruti Suzuki manufactures and sells popular cars such as the Ciaz, Ertiga, Wagon R, Alto K10 and Alto 800, Swift, Celerio, Swift Dzire, Baleno and Baleno RS, Omni, baleno, Eeco, Ignis, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza and newly launched S-Presso small SUV.
In May 2015, the company produced its fifteen millionth vehicle in India, a Swift Dzire. Maruti Suzuki as on date has 3598 sales outlets across 1,861 cities in India
As of July 2018, it had a market share of 53% of the Indian passenger car market. During 2019 it has produced 1.5 million cars and had a revenue of 12 bllion US$ ( 90000 Crores INR )
The company named Maruthi had zero sales in the domestic market in April 2020, MSI said in a statement.
This was because in compliance with the Government orders all production facilities were closed, it added
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The company, however, exported 632 units from Mundra port following resumption of port operations.
The company said the units were dispatched ensuring all safety guidelines.
R C Bhargava, Chairman at Maruti Suzuki, also pointed out that sales figures would fail to open account in April. “There would be some unusual things which would happen.
For example, it has never happened that there is a month in the year when there would be zero sales of automobiles. April is going to be such a month,” he said.
Meanwhile, Zac Hollis, director of Skoda India tweeted:
Well after 30 years in the Motor Industry this will be the first time in my career that I will have officially sold zero cars in a month. I know the business will return soon, in the meantime stay safe everyone and follow the Government guidelines wherever you are.