Maruti Suzuki India recently revealed that its total sales figures in the Indian market for November were 1,64,439 units. The leading automaker's domestic sales for the previous month stood at 1,36,667 units. In November, the company's exports were recorded as 22,950 units. Talking about the mini segment, the Alto and the S-Presso hatchbacks' sales numbers for the previous month were 9,959 units, down from 18,251 units during the same period in the previous year. Furthermore, for compact segment models like the Baleno, Celerio, Dzire, Swift, Ignis, WagonR, and Tour S, cumulative sales were registered as 64,679 units in November compared to 72,844 units in the same month the previous year. The year 2023 proved to be pretty successful for the manufacturer in terms of new launches and debuts. The Fronx, Jimny, Grand Vitara, and the Invicto marked their entry on our shores. The price range of these vehicles, all ex-showroom, starts at Rs 7.46 lakh and goes up to Rs 24.82 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki India: November 2023 Sales
Regarding the mini and compact sector, sales of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sedan were 278 units in November 2023 compared to 1,554 units in November last year. Utility vehicles manufactured by the brand, including the Brezza, Fronx, S-Cross, Ertiga, XL6, Jimny, Grand Vitara, and Invicto, had sales of 49,016 units last month, up from 32,563 units during the same period last year. Last month, Maruti Suzuki Eeco sales increased to 10,226 units from 7,183 units in the same month the previous year. Sales to other OEMs during this November were 4,822 units, compared to 4,251 units for the same month in the year 2022. The firm also increased its exports last month, shipping 22,950 units to markets throughout the world. When compared to the carmaker's November 2022 export of 19,738 units, it represents an increase of about 15 per cent.
Maruti Suzuki to Implement Price Hike Across Model Range
Owing to the growing costs brought on by inflation and rising commodity prices, Maruti Suzuki previously announced in a BSE filing that it will increase the pricing of its models starting in January next year. The company added that it is forced to transfer some of the cost of increasing costs to customers, even despite its best efforts to reduce expenses and offset the rising prices. The car company stated that it would raise prices, but it did not say how much exactly. This means that the hike will differ depending on the model. Earlier, the brand increased the pricing of all of its products in April and January this year.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny Thunder Edition Launched
Meanwhile, the Thunder Edition of the Jimny off-roader has been rolled out in the Indian market for Rs 10.74 lakh (ex-showroom). The new edition is Rs 2 lakh less expensive than the standard model, which costs Rs 12.74 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom). A few accessories have been added to the Thunder Edition, the most noticeable of which is the body decal, setting it apart from the standard model. In addition, it receives a door visor, side door cladding, front skid plate, and garnish on the hood, side fenders, and ORVMs. This limited edition is only available until December 2023 and comes in two versions with the same powertrain.
The Jimny in its special avatar has not undergone any mechanical modifications from Maruti Suzuki. It still has a 1.5-litre K15B petrol mill, which cranks out 134Nm of peak torque and 103bhp of maximum power. The brand's AllGrip Pro 4x4 system, which uses a low-range transmission to distribute power to all four wheels, is mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed torque converter unit. On the feature front, it retains the 9-inch SmartPlay Pro+ system that supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ABS, LED projector lighting, hill hold and descent control, EBD, ESP, a reverse parking camera, and more.