September 2016 Car Sales: Maruti Suzuki Sees Highest Ever September Growth

The month of September 2016 has been a mixed bag so far. While Maruti Suzuki has had a great month with over 31 per cent growth, Honda Car India saw a drop in sales by almost 20 per cent, when compared to September 2015. Keep watching this space as we bring you up to date with the performance of other manufacturers for the month that just went by.

1. Maruti Suzuki:

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

(Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza)

Going into festive season India’s leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has announced that it sold a total of 1,49,143 units in September 2016, registering a growth of 31.1 per cent over the same period of the last fiscal. This includes 1,37,321 units sold in the domestic market and 11,822 units that have been exported. The company had sold a total of 1,13,759 units in September 2015. Maruti Suzuki also sold over 18,000 units in UV space dominated by the Vitara Brezza. The introduction of the special editions of the Alto and the Swift has helped the company to register a growth of over 24 per cent and 12.3 per cent in mini and compact car segments. This is also the company’s highest ever total sales (Domestic sales along with exports) for the month of September ever.

2. Honda Car India Limited:

Honda City

(Honda City)

On the other hand, Honda sold a total of 15,439 units in September 2016 which include 15,034 units sold domestically and 405 units exported as compared to 18,509 units sold in the corresponding month of last year. This reveals a de-growth of approximately 20 per cent. The highest selling Honda model in September 2016 was the City, with 5,855 units sold.

Speaking on the company’s performance, Yoichiro Ueno, president and CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. said that, “Honda’s sales have been steadily growing during the past few months. Our enquiry levels have seen a significant increase since the beginning of this festival season and we are looking forward to continuing good sales momentum through Oct’16. We are offering a lot of exciting promotions on our cars to make this festive season more attractive and rewarding for our customers. “

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