Maruti Suzuki Car Production Capacity Reduced By 98 Percent In May 2020 Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Maruti Suzuki has revealed that they were able to manufacture a total of just 3,714 vehicles across its three facilities in the country. These details were revealed from the brand's regulatory filing at the Bombay Stock Exchange done recently.

Maruti Car Production Reduced By 98% In May 2020: Company Manufactures Just 3,714 Units In The Previous Month

The 3,714 units manufactured in May 2020, translates to a massive drop of 98 per cent in production numbers. The company's production numbers during the same month in 2019, stood at over 1.51 lakh.

Maruti Car Production Reduced By 98% In May 2020: Company Manufactures Just 3,714 Units In The Previous Month

Reports from auto.hindustantimes also suggest that out of the total vehicles manufacturers, 3,652 were for the passenger vehicle segment, while the remaining 62 units came from the manufacturing of Super Carry Light Commercial Vehicle.

Maruti Car Production Reduced By 98% In May 2020: Company Manufactures Just 3,714 Units In The Previous Month

Looking at segment-wise production numbers of Maruti Suzuki, the company registered to manufacture just 401 units of small hatchbacks, a number which stood at over 23,000 in May 2019. These small hatchbacks in the brand's lineup include the Alto and S-Presso offerings.

Maruti Car Production Reduced By 98% In May 2020: Company Manufactures Just 3,714 Units In The Previous Month

Similarly, Maruti Suzuki's compact car segment including the likes of the WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno and the Dzire also registered a massive drop of 98 per cent in production numbers.

Maruti Car Production Reduced By 98% In May 2020: Company Manufactures Just 3,714 Units In The Previous Month

The Utility Vehicle segment of Maruti Suzuki, also registered a drop of 96 per cent in production numbers, compared to the same period last year. Maruti Suzuki recorded total production number of just 928 units for the segment, which includes the likes of the Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and the S-Cross.

The company had registered production of over 24,000 units of the above-mentioned models during the period of May 2019.

Maruti Car Production Reduced By 98% In May 2020: Company Manufactures Just 3,714 Units In The Previous Month

Maruti Suzuki registered sales of 18,539 units in the month of May 2020. This is a drop of 86 per cent when compared to the brand's sales in May 2019 when it registered over 1.34 lakh units.

Among them, The Maruti Ertiga came out with the highest sales figures of 2,353 units, followed by the Dzire and Eeco, both of which registered 2,215 and 1,617 units of sales, respectively — here is the Maruti Suzuki sales report.

Maruti Car Production Reduced By 98% In May 2020: Company Manufactures Just 3,714 Units In The Previous Month

Thoughts About Maruti Suzuki Production Numbers In May 2020

Maruti Suzuki like many other manufacturers have suffered massively in terms of sales and production due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. The company is hoping to soon improve demand and get back on track in the coming months.

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Article Published On: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 12:57 [IST]
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