The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki has more than doubled in production in September. The company produced 1,77,468 units in September. This figure was 81,278 units in the same month last year. The company said that the shortage of electronic components has had a minor impact on the production.
company Last month’s total production of passenger vehicles stood at 1,73,929 units. It stood at 77,782 units in September last year. The total production of passenger cars increased from 47,884 units in September last year to 1,31,258 units in the same period this year. The production of utility vehicles stood at 29,811 units. This was 21,873 units in the same period last year. Maruti Suzuki’s light commercial vehicle Super Carry produced 3,539 units in September. This figure was 3,496 units in the same month last year. In September last year, the company’s overall production was low due to supply chain constraints.
Maruti Suzuki’s total sales in September stood at 1,76,306 units. This includes domestic sales of 1,50,885 units, sales to other OEMs of 4,018 units and exports of 21,403 units. The company launched the new Grand Vitara last month. This is the company’s flagship SUV. With less choice of hybrid engine vehicles in the mid-size segment, it is getting good response from the customers. The company had received around 57,000 pre-bookings for this.
However, its high price can affect its sales. Its price ranges from Rs 10.45 lakh to Rs 19.65 lakh (ex-showroom). This is the most expensive vehicle of the company. There are options for a new 1.5-litre petrol engine equipped with Strong Hybrid technology with e-CVT and a 1.5-litre mild hybrid petrol engine. It will get the option of 5 speed manual gearbox and 6 speed AT. The company claims that its hybrid variant will run 27.97 km in one liter of petrol. Mileage gives. The new Grand Vitara will compete with the Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushk and Kia Seltos. Experts say that the success of the new Grand Vitara will depend on the continued interest of the customers in it even after its launch. Earlier, Maruti Suzuki vehicles have not had much success in the expensive price segment.