Maruti Swift Gross sales Dropped By 26% In March; New Wagon R The Motive?


Maruti Suzuki Swift has been a significant participant for the model’s gross sales aspiration and its volumes noticed a YoY lower of 26 per cent final month

Maruti Suzuki has been benefiting with its current launches and that features the third era Swift hatchback. Debuted on the 2018 Auto Expo, it has been capable of maintain the torches of its predecessor and reside as much as the expectations. The present Swift relies on the light-weight Heartect platform that underpins Dzire, Baleno and Ignis.

Since Maruti Suzuki is increasing the scalable structure into completely different segments, the second era Ertiga launched in November 2018 and third-gen Wagon R launched this previous January additionally sit on the identical platform. The Wagon R has constantly seen gross sales enhance since January and it’s primarily as a result of inclusion of the 1.2-litre Okay collection petrol engine from Swift and the fully restyled exterior.

With an expanded vary, the Wagon R has been priced between Rs. 4.19 lakh and Rs. 5.69 lakh (ex-showroom). It’s to be famous that the Wagon R went from 10,000 unit gross sales in January 2019 to achieve greater than 16,000 mark in March 2019 with constant YoY development. Nevertheless, Swift’s whole month-to-month quantity dropped to 14,218 models final time round.

All-New 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Months In 2019 New Wagon R Gross sales Swift Gross sales
January 10,048 18,795
February 15,661 18,224
March 16,152 14,218

It’s attainable that the individuals wanting, allow us to say, a high-spec Swift petrol AMT, may discover the Wagon R ZXi 1.2 AMT extra enticing as nicely as a result of latter being over Rs. 1.6 lakh cheaper. That is simply an early stage apparently and within the coming months, we’d get readability over whether or not the brand new Wagon R is consuming into the gross sales of the Swift or not.

When in comparison with the corresponding month final 12 months with 19,207 models, the Swift witnessed a gross sales drop of 26 per cent regardless of having maintained greater than 18,000 models in January and February 2019 every. The Swift carries a price ticket of Rs. 4.99 lakh for the entry-level LXi variant and it goes as much as Rs. 8.85 lakh for the range-topping ZDi Plus AMT (ex-showroom).


In November 2018, Maruti Suzuki introduced that the Swift hatchback had crossed two million models in India and the third-gen mannequin was the quickest to achieve one lakh bookings in lower than 10 weeks of its launch.


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