Coronavirus impact: Maruti Suzuki sales fall 86 % in May

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New Delhi, June 01: Sales of the country’s largest automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) declined 86.23 percent to 18,539 units in May due to a nationwide lockdown.

However, the company sold 1, 34,641 vehicles in the same month last year.

MSI said in a statement released on Monday that its domestic sales declined 88.93 per cent to 13,888 units in May from 1, 25,552 units in the same month last year.

At the same time, the company exported 4,651 vehicles in the previous month, which is 48.82 percent less than 9,089 units in May 2019.

The automaker said it has started manufacturing operations at the Manesar factory from May 12 and the Gurgaon plant from May 18 by following government’s rules and guidelines after the relaxation given in the ‘lockdown’.

At the same time, production in Suzuki Motor Gujarat has also started from May 25. Significantly, the Gujarat Company makes cars for Maruti Suzuki on contract basis.

 MSI said that according to the guidelines of the Centre and the States, the showrooms of the company have also started opening.