Car Sales March 2015: Maruti Suzuki records highest ever annual sales

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The country’s leading car maker, Maruti Suzuki has managed to sell 1,292,415 units for the year 2014-15, this being the highest annual sale ever by the Company. The previous high was in 2010-11, when the Company had sold 1,271,005 units. Riding high on the success of the Ciaz, the company sold a total of 111,555 units in March 2015. This includes 103,719 units in domestic market and 7836 units in exports. However, on a YoY basis, this number is lesser in comparison to March 2014, when the manufacturer managed to sell 113,350 units.

Category : Sub-segment Models Mar Till Mar
   2015 2014 % Change 2014-15 2013-14 % Change
A: Mini Alto, WagonR 40159 40085 0.2% 425742 436032 -2.4%
A Compact Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Dzire 38710 44251 -12.5% 495999 440381 12.6%
A: Super Compact Dzire Tour 2613 1271 105.6% 18639 10012 86.2%
A: Mid-Size Ciaz 4251 411 934.3% 33151 4029 722.8%
Total A: Passenger Cars 85733 86018 -0.3% 973531 890455 9.3%
B: Utility vehicles Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga 6218 6499 -4.3% 68198 61119 11.6%
C: Vans Omni, Eeco 11768 9752 20.7% 128973 102115 26.3%
Total Domestic Sales 103719 102269 1.4% 1170702 1053689 11.1%
Total Export Sales 7836 11081 -29.3% 121713 101352 20.1%
Total Sales (Domestic + Export) 111555 113350 -1.6% 1292415 1155041 11.9%

Maruti’s small car army which comprises of the Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Alto and Wagon-R along with the compact sedan Dzire, managed to ring in the majority of sales for the manufacturer. Exports on the other hand were weak for March 2015, witnessing a 29.3% drop, compared to the same month last year. However, for the year, 2014-15, the number of cars shipped out of the country witnessed a 20.1% growth.

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