Maruti Suzuki India has announced production figures for September 2021. In a regulatory filing made at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), India’s leading carmaker said its total production stood at 81,278 units, which is a 51 per cent decline against 166,086 units produced in the same month in 2020. The Indo-Japanese carmaker said its production volume last month was affected due to an electronic components shortage. Compared to 113,937 units produced in August 2021, the carmaker registered a month-on-month (M-o-M) decline of over 28 per cent.
The total number of passenger vehicles manufactured in September were 77,782 units as compared to 161,668 units in the same month last year, registering a de-growth of 51.8 per cent. Compared to 111,368 PVs manufactured in August 2021, the carmaker saw an MoM decline of 30 per cent in PV production last month.
The mini segment that consists of cars like the Alto and S-Presso saw 17,163 units being made in comparison to 30,492 units made in September 2020, which a drop of over 43 per cent. Production of the B-segment cars including the Celerio, WagonR, Swift, Ignis, Baleno, and the Dzire, stood at 29,272 units, registering a drop of over 67.8 per cent against 90,924 units made last month. The carmaker manufactured 67,972 units of B-segment cars in August 2021. In addition to this, Maruti Suzuki was able to produce 1,449 units of the Ciaz compact sedan last month as compared to 2,421 units produced in the same month in 2020, which is a decline of over 40 per cent.
In September 2021, the utility vehicle segment comprising Ertiga, Jimny, S-Cross, Gypsy, Vitara Brezza and XL6 registered a decline of 17.9 per cent at 21,873 units compared to 26,648 units manufactured a year ago. Moreover, the carmaker manufactured 29,965 units of utility vehicles in August this year. Production of the Eeco van too went down by 28.2 per cent at 8,025 units against 11,183 units produced in September 2020.
Coming to the commercial vehicle segment, the Super Carry is the sole light commercial vehicle in the carmaker’s portfolio for the Indian market. The production of LCV dropped by 20.86 per cent at 3,496 units compared to 4,418 units manufactured in the same month a year ago.