Maruti Suzuki’s Production Up 7.88% In December
The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. on Wednesday reported a 7.88 percent increase in production in December at 1.16 lakh units, the second successive month of hike after reducing it for nine months in a row due to demand slump.
The company had produced 1.07 lakh units in December 2018, Maruti Suzuki India said in a regulatory filing.
The biggest hike in production was in the compact segment comprising new WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno, OEM Model and Dzire, at 62,448 units as against 44,329 units in the year-ago month, an increase of 40.87 percent.
The mini segment consisting of Alto, S-Presso, old WagonR saw a 9.54 percent decline to 25,613 units as compared to 28,314 units in the same month in 2018, it added.
Utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, XL-6, S-Cross production stood at 19,825 units in December 2019 as against 16,436 units in the same month a year ago, up 20.62 percent, the company said.
The company said mid-sized sedan Ciaz production stood at 894 units as compared to 1,516 units in the corresponding month in 2018, while those of vans Eeco and Omni saw 62.16 percent cut at 6,182 units as compared to 16,338 units in the same month a year ago.
Production of light commercial vehicle Super Carry increased to 987 units in December 2019 from 545 units in the year-ago month, the company added.
In November last year also the company had increased its production 4.33 percent, after having reduced output for nine straight months due to lower demand. The company produced a total of 1,41,834 units in November 2019 as against 1,35,946 units in the year-ago month.