- Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) announced today that it did not sell a single unit in the domestic market last month as other automakers also suffer.
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) announced today that it did not sell a single unit in the domestic market last month because of a nationwide lockdown caused by a coronavirus.
“In April 2020, Maruti Suzuki India Limited had zero domestic sales (including sales to OEM) since all production facilities were closed in compliance with government orders,” said India’s largest carmaker in a statement.
However, after the resumption of port operations, Maruti exported 632 units from the port of Mundra. The organization has said the units have been deployed to ensure all safety guidelines.
Last month, the automobile major had obtained permission from the Gurugram district administration to restart its Manesar plant on a single shift basis while setting the total number of workers at the plant at 4,696. The company then only decided to resume operations when it can maintain continuous vehicle production and sell.
MSI Chairman RC Bhargava had told PTI, “We will start operations once we are able to sustain and sell continuous production (vehicles) which at this point is not possible.”
On Wednesday, the Haryana government gave Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) permission to restart its Manesar-based manufacturing plant, but the company said it would only resume operations if it is able to sustain continuous production and sell vehicles, “which is not feasible at this point in time.”
The administration of the Gurugram district allowed the auto major to operate the facility on a single shift basis while fixing the total number of workers at the plant at 4,696.
Similarly, MG Motor India said it retailed zero units in April due to the nationwide lockdown to contain coronavirus pandemic, as dealerships remained closed.
The business, which only reports retail sales figures, reported zero retail sales for the April 2020 month, as its showrooms were closed due to nationwide lockdown, MG Motor India said in a statement.
The carmaker, who began operations and manufacturing on a small scale at his plant in Halol in the last week of April 2020, hopes the production will ramp up in the month of May and is working on support for the local supply chain.
According to the automaker, the organization is operating according to expectations, including hygiene and social distancing.
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. also announced that, during April 2020, the company sold 733 vehicles in the export market. All car manufacturers have reported zero sales, and we are awaiting official brand confirmation.