Maruti Suzuki Cuts Production By 5.38% In February
The Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. logo is displayed on a vehicle at a dealership in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg)

Maruti Suzuki Cuts Production By 5.38% In February

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The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. cut production by 5.38 percent in February at 1.40 lakh units, according to a regulatory filing by the company.

Maruti Suzuki India had produced a total of 1.48 lakh units in the same month last year.

Total passenger vehicle production stood at 1.40 lakh units last month as against 1.47 lakh units in February 2019, a decline of 4.87 percent, it added.

The company increased production of its mini cars comprising Alto, and S-Presso by 5.16 percent at 29,676 units as against 28,221 units in the year-ago month.

However, it reduced production of compact cars, including WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno, the Glanza that is supplied to Toyota and Dzire by 5.55 percent at 75,142 units as compared to 79,556 units in February last year.

Production of mid-sized sedan Ciaz was at 2,950 units last month as against 2,729 units in the same period a year ago, an increase of 8 percent, the company added.

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Similarly, utility vehicles consisting of Gypsy, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, XL-6 and S-Cross models also witnessed increase in production by 7.9 percent at 21,737 units as compared to 20,146 units in the year-ago period.

Vans, comprising Eeco and Omni, production stood at 10,865 units as compared to 16,898 units in February last year, down 35.7 percent.

Maruti Suzuki said its light commercial vehicle, Super Carry production was reduced 60 percent at 563 units last month from 1,409 units in February last year.

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