Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 128,338 units in December 2018 including 121,479 units in domestic market and 6,859 units of exports. This means that the automaker has reportedly sold 1.3 per cent less vehicles compared to 1.3 lakh units sold in same month last year. Though, the domestic sales grew by 1.8 per cent year- on- year to 1.21 lakh units, but exports fell sharply by 36.4 per cent to 6,859 units compared to year- ago period.
The passenger cars sales at 83,729 units fell by 4.7 per cent year- on- year as mini segment (Alto and WagonR) and compact car segment (Swift, Ignis, Dzire, Baleno etc) registered 14 per cent and 3.8 per cent de- growth compared to the sales of 2017. In the utility vehicle segment, the S- Cross, Vitara Brezza and Ertiga cumulatively increased 4.9 per cent and vans segment registered a whopping 38.8 per cent on year growth driven by Eeco. Sales of Ciaz almost doubled, while demand for Vitara Brezza SUV and Ertiga minivan increased 4.9 per cent. Sales of Maruti's compact cars such as Swift and Baleno fell 3.8 per cent, while that of mini cars Wagon R and Alto declined 14 per cent, the company said. Maruti sold 1,675 units of Super Carry models, higher by 130.7 per cent compared to the same in 2017, under light commercial vehicles segment.