Strong monsoon helps cushion Mahindra’s September auto sales decline

Mahindra & Mahindra, one of India’s biggest home-grown automakers, reported continued pain in its passenger vehicle department, but sales decline a its commercial vehicle and tractor divisions seemed to show signs of moderation in September. Domestic sales of passenger vehicles were down 33% in September, doing worse than August, when they had declined 32%. The […]

Maruti Suzuki customers can now avail free service at their home

Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, said customers can now request paid and free services and repairs for their cars at their home. The company announced a new doorstep service called ‘service on wheels’. The facility will be available for both regular cars as well as those sold via NEXA dealerships. This will not only benefit […]

Maruti Suzuki releases ‘first sketch’ of Innova-rival XL6, launch soon

Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, released the ‘first sketch’ of XL6 — its ‘premium three-row vehicle’ that is likely to take on the likes of XUV500 and Toyota Innova. The XL6 is based on the Ertiga platform, but offers upgraded features and is more ‘sporty’ with greater ground clearance than the Ertiga. The Ertiga itself […]

Maruti Suzuki July auto sales down a whopping 35% in India

Maruti Suzuki reported one of the worst auto sales declines in recent years, with sales in India falling 35.1% to 98,210 vehicles in July 2019. The company had seen a decline of 17.3% in its India retail sales in the previous month, which stood at 1.11 lakh. The decline in July was similar across the […]

Maruti Suzuki to set up Solar Power Plant in Gurugram facility

Automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki said it has laid the foundation stone for a 5 MW Photovoltaic solar power plant at its manufacturing facility in Gurugram. The solar plant is likely to be commissioned in FY 2019-20, Maruti Suzuki said. Maruti Suzuki said that it will invest around Rs 24 crores and will offset carbon dioxide […]

Maruti Suzuki starts Toyota Glanza production; auto sales poor in April

Maruti Suzuki reported for April one of the worst set of auto sales numbers in recent quarters, with total sales falling by a whopping 17.2%. All passenger vehicle categories, except the Utility Vehicle segment that includes Ertiga, showed declines. Utility vehicles reported a year-on-year increase of 5.9% to 22,035 units. The segment also includes the […]

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz beats Honda City, Hyundai Verna in FY19 sales

Maruti Suzuki India has claimed top position for its premium sedan Ciaz for the year ended March, indicating that it beat long-time incumbent Honda City and new challenger Hyundai Verna. India’s largest carmaker claimed a market share of 30% for Ciaz in the “premium sedan” segment. The premium sedan segment excludes the likes of Honda […]

Maruti Suzuki has another disappointing month, Feb sales down 0.8%

Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest auto maker, reported a marginal decline in its February 2018 sales, as exports fell 20% and domestic market sales rose 0.9%. Total vehicle sales, including exports, were down 0.8% at 149 lakh compared to February 2018. The monthly performance is largely similar to what was seen in January, when domestic market […]