Maruti Suzuki records domestic wholesales of 32,903 units in May 2021 and registered a decline of 76 percent compared to April 2021. The dispatches increased 140 percent in May 2021 vs May 2020.
Since last year May 2020 had a lockdown due to COVID19 and almost minimal sales, a comparison with May 2020 will not have much relevance.
The second wave of Covid 19 hit the subcontinent almost a year later and had much larger devastation on the lives and economy. The lockdown in several parts of the country crippled all businesses and automobiles too wasn't shielded from it. Many automakers took a conscious call to shut down their manufacturing operations for their scheduled maintenance or to divert the resources to produce oxygen for medical requirement. Maruti Suzuki led from the front and its units in Manesar (Haryana) and Hansalpur (Gujarat) were shut from 1st to 16th May 2021.
Swift became the best-selling car for May 2021. It was both Maruti and India’s No.1 selling car for the month and regained the Top slot from WagonR.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire rose to the second spot in May 2021 outselling the likes of Alto, Baleno, and Wagon R.
Baleno volumes declined 71 percent Month-on-Month in May 2021 and took the third spot in the table.
The erstwhile bestseller Alto ranked fourth in the list with dispatches of 3,220 units and had an 81 percent degrowth when compared to Apr'21.
Ertiga outsold Brezza and became Maruti's best-selling UV for May 2021. The model recorded an MoM drop of 76 percent and dispatches increased 14 percent compared to May 2020.
Brezza ranked sixth in the list and also was India's fourth best-selling Sub-4m Compact SUV for May 2021.
XL6 was Nexa's second best-selling model in May'21! S-Cross was the lowest faring Nexa model with dispatches of just 231 units in May 2021.
Celerio dropped to the bottom of the table and a meager 159 units were shipped to the dealerships in May 2021. The sales were 66 percent lower to May 2020 volumes too!