Maruti Suzuki reduces its production for the ninth month in a row


Maruti Suzuki reduces its production for the ninth month in a row

Making it the ninth straight month to have lowered its output, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has reduced its production by 20.7 per cent in October.


MSI said in a regulatory filing that the company has produced a total of 1, 19,337 units in October as against 1, 50,497 units in the year-ago month. Passenger vehicles' production last month stood at 1, 17,383 units as against 1, 48,318 units in October 2018, a decline of 20.85 per cent.


While the production of mini and compact segment cars, including Alto, New WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno and Dzire stood at 85,064 units as against 1,08,462 units in October last year, down 21.57 per cent, production of utility vehicles such as Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and S-Cross however increased marginally to 22,736 units as compared with 22,526 units a year ago.


Mid-sized sedan Ciaz saw its production fall to 1,922 units in October from 3,513 units in the same month last year.


Light commercial vehicle Super Carry's production was also brought down to 1,954 units last month from 2,179 units in October 2018, the filing said.


In September, the automaker had cut its production by 17.48 per cent to 1, 32,199 units.

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