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Maruti Suzuki cuts production by 5.38% at 1,40,933 units in February

PTI, Mar 6, 2020, 7:00 PM IST

New Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India cut production by 5.38 percent in February at 1,40,933 units, according to a regulatory filing by the company. Maruti Suzuki India had produced a total of 1,48,959 units in the same month last year.

Total passenger vehicle production stood at 1,40,370 units last month as against 1,47,550 units in February 2019, a decline of 4.87 percent, it added.

The company increased production of its mini cars comprising Alto, and S-Presso by 5.16 percent at 29,676 units as against 28,221 units in the year-ago month.

However, it reduced the production of compact cars, including WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno, OEM Model (Glanza supplied to Toyota) and Dzire by 5.55 percent at 75,142 units as compared to 79,556 units in February last year.

Production of mid-sized sedan Ciaz was at 2,950 units last month as against 2,729 units in the same period a year ago, an increase of 8 percent, the company added.

Similarly, utility vehicles consisting of Gypsy, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, XL-6, and S-Cross models also witnessed an increase in production by 7.9 percent at 21,737 units as compared to 20,146 units in the year-ago period.

Vans, comprising Eeco and Omni, production stood at 10,865 units as compared to 16,898 units in February last year, down 35.7 percent.

Maruti Suzuki said its light commercial vehicle, Super Carry production was reduced 60 percent at 563 units last month from 1,409 units in February last year.

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