Unlock-2: Unlock-1 injects little cheer to automobile sectors amid rise in petrol, diesel price

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New Delhi, July 02: Lockdown was imposed across the country due to the spread of global pandemic coronavirus which had a direct impact on the auto mobile companies. Auto companies’ sales fell badly due to the lockdown in April and May. However, after 8 June, the government slowly began to open the lockdown. With which the good days of auto mobile companies are back once again.

Unlock-1 has significantly improved the sales of companies. Several big auto companies including Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai have released sales figures in the month of June.

The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd said on Wednesday that its total sales in June were 57,428 units which is 54% lower than the year before. Despite this, Maruti Suzuki India has always been ahead of Hyundai Motors, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Kia Motors. Let us tell you that Maruti Suzuki sold 1, 24,708 units in June last year.

In June, Maruti’s small cars like Alto and WagonR sold 10,458 units, similarly, the sedan models like Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire saw sales of 26,696 units. Sales of the sedan Ciaz stood at 553 units last month.

Hyundai Motors finished second with sales of 21,000 units in June whereas the company had sold 42,007 units in the same period. Hyundai reported a 50 per cent drop in sales in the month of June.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s domestic sales fell 63.53 percent to 3,866 vehicles in June. Sales of the company were 10,603 units in June last year. In May this year, the company sold 1,639 vehicles. In this context, more than double sales have been done in June. The company did not export in June 2020. While in June 2019 it exported 804 Etios cars.