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Maruti sold more than 1.76 lakh cars in September, new Brezza accelerated sales

On the other hand, the sales of mini cars like Alto and S-Presso increased to 29,574 units as compared to 14,936 units in the same month last year. The company had told last year that it was facing a severe shortage of electronic components, which was the reason why the company was successful in dispatching only 86,380 units in September 2021.

Maruti sold more than 1.76 lakh cars in September, new Brezza accelerated sales

Similarly, sales of compacts including Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and DZire increased to 72,176 units from 20,891 units in September 2021. On the other hand, the sales of the mid-size sedan Ciaz increased to 1,359 units as compared to 981 units in September 2021.

Maruti sold more than 1.76 lakh cars in September, new Brezza accelerated sales

MSI said sales of utility vehicles including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga have increased to 32,574 units as against 18,459 units in the year-ago month. While exports have increased to 21,403 units from 17,565 units in the same month last year.

Maruti sold more than 1.76 lakh cars in September, new Brezza accelerated sales

A few weeks ago, the company launched Suzuki Grand Vitara in the Indian market. It can be bought in India for a price of Rs 10.45 Lakh – 19.65 Lakh (ex-showroom). With the arrival of Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, the company has also forayed into the mid-size SUV segment. The company has also introduced this SUV in mild-hybrid and strong hybrid engine options. The new Grand Vitara will compete with Toyota Hirider, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.

Maruti sold more than 1.76 lakh cars in September, new Brezza accelerated sales

According to the information, the bookings of the Grand Vitara have already crossed 55,000 units and its waiting period has increased by five and a half months. The Grand Vitara is not only offered with a hybrid engine but it is also the company’s second car after the Gypsy to get the option of a 4-wheel drive (4WD) system.

Maruti sold more than 1.76 lakh cars in September, new Brezza accelerated sales

This is now the company’s flagship model in India, which is being offered in mild and strong hybrid engines. The Toyota Hirider and Grand Vitara have been developed together and are being manufactured at Toyota’s plant in Karnataka.

Maruti sold more than 1.76 lakh cars in September, new Brezza accelerated sales

The engine of the Grand Vitara is shared with the Toyota Hyrider. It comes with the K15C mild-hybrid petrol engine that churns out 103 Bhp of power. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Like the Toyota Highrider, the all wheel drive (AWD) system is available only with the mild-hybrid manual variant.

Maruti sold more than 1.76 lakh cars in September, new Brezza accelerated sales

Additionally, the Grand Vitara gets a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine sourced from Hirider which is mated to an electric motor. This engine produces 79 Bhp of power and 141 Nm of torque. Combined, the hybrid powertrain produces 115 Bhp of power. This engine is mated to an e-CVT gearbox. Maruti claims that the strong hybrid engine will deliver a mileage of 27.97 kmpl.

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