The country’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, is enjoying the massive success of its two new SUVs launched in the country – the subcompact SUV Brezza and the compact SUV Grand Vitara. The company is so overwhelmed with the response from the buyers in India that MSIL currently has an open order book of 73,000 units of Brezza and over 56,000 pending orders of Grand Vitara.
The waiting period on the Brezza is anywhere between three to four months. However, the waiting period in Delhi has also been mentioned as 6 months. Similarly, the waiting period for Grand Vitara is around two to four months in most cities. Also, it has been reported that MSIL currently has a total of 3.38 lakh open orders for its entire lineup of cars in the country.
The company recently released its November sales figures, and according to MSIL, total sales for the month grew by 14.4% year-on-year to 1.59 lakh units as against 1.39 lakh units in the same month last year. In November 2022, the manufacturer’s total domestic sales are expected to increase by 18.8% to 1.39 lakh units from 1.17 lakh units in November 2021.
Maruti Suzuki further informed that sales of compact segment vehicles such as Celerio, Baleno, Dzire, Ignis, Swift, Tour S, and WagonR increased to 72,844 units from 57,019 units. In contrast, sales of mini-segment vehicles such as Alto and S-Presso increased in 2019. It increased to 72,844 units—17,473 units in November 2021 and 18,251 units in November 2022. Maruti Suzuki, announcing its sales tally for last month, also said that the shortage of electronic components had little impact on the production of cars, especially the local models. The company also said in the regulatory filing that it had taken “all possible measures to minimize the impact.”