The highest-ever monthly sales for the firm were recently reported by the leading automaker Maruti Suzuki India. The firm stated that over 1.89 lakh units were sold altogether in August 2023. Last month, domestic sales were 1,58,678 units, up from 1,37,537 units during the same period in the previous year, a surge of 13 per cent. In comparison to 6,155 units sold to other OEMs in August 2023, the company recorded sales of 5,790 units. In contrast to 21,481 units during the same period last year, Maruti Suzuki's exports rose to 24,614 units last month. Compared to August 2022, the carmaker sold 84,660 units in the Mini and Compact segments, down from 93,719 units. This segment comprises models such as the Alto K10, the S-Presso, the Baleno, the Celerio, the Dzire, the Swift, the Ignis, and the WagonR. Read on to learn further about the segment-wise sales numbers registered by the firm.
Maruti Suzuki Sales: August 2023
In August 2023, sales of the mid-size Ciaz were 849 units, down from 1,516 units during the same month in the previous year. In terms of utility vehicle sales, the company reported 58,746 unit sales last month as opposed to 26,932 unit sales in August 2023. In July 2023, the new Maruti Suzuki Brezza and the recently released Fronx both made the list of the top 10 best-selling vehicles thanks to their overwhelmingly positive reception.
In contrast to the 11,999 units sold in August last year, the Eeco van reported sales of 11,859 units in August this year. The Maruti Suzuki Super Carry sold 2,564 units in the Light Commercial Vehicle market in August 2023, down from 3,371 units during the comparable period last year. Other newsworthy events include the recent debut of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx with a bigger 1.5-litre unit in South Africa.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx 1.5: Key Details
In South Africa, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx is now available for purchase for R 279,000 (about Rs 12.23 lakh, ex-showroom). The engine has received the most substantial change, though the model's bodywork is identical to the India-spec version. The car available in South Africa has a larger 1.5-litre petrol engine and is available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. This setup claims to have a maximum power output of 103bhp and an optimal torque output of 138Nm. For the uninitiated, the Fronx has two engine options in India: a 1.2-litre normally aspirated engine and a 1-litre turbo-petrol engine. Additionally, the global-spec Fronx SUV can be had in two trim levels: GL and GLX. The India-based model, on the other hand, comes in five variants: Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha.