India's largest passenger car company, Maruti Suzuki India has reported a 33.4% growth in domestic sales to 1,50,040 units in September 2020. The automaker had sold 1,12,500 units in the year-ago month.
The mini sub-segment (Alto and S-Presso) saw the sales rising 35.7 per cent to 27,246 units in September 2020 from 20,085 units in September 2019. The sales in the compact sub-segment (WagonR, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire and Tour S) jumped 47.3 per cent to 84,213 units in September 2020 from 57,179 units in September 2019.
Unlike the mini sub segment, the mid-size sub-segment saw sales declining 10.6 per cent to 1,534 units in September 2020 from 1,715 units in September 2019.
In the utility vehicles sub-segment (Vitara Brezza, XL6, S-Cross and Ertiga), there was a growth of 10.1 per cent to 23,699 units in September 2020 from 21,526 units in September 2019.
The rise in sales in the month of Sept is encouraging for auto makers and sales are expected to be brisk ahead of the festive season.