Maruti Suzuki sells 13,865 units in the local market in May

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NEW DELHI: The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki sold 13,865 units in the domestic market in May after resuming operations at its manufacturing facilities in Gurugram and Manesar (Haryana) in a graded manner due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown.

“Likewise, the company’s showrooms opened in accordance with Centre and State guidelines in a graded manner across different cities. The remaining showrooms would open in due course if they are not in containment zone or if not specifically restricted by any local guidelines”, the company said in a statement.

Maruti Suzuki sold 125,552 units in the local market in the corresponding period of the last financial year.

The company exported 4,651 units following resumption of port operations at Mundra and Mumbai port, ensuring that all guidelines for safety were followed. The company also sold 23 units to alliance partner Toyota in this period.

The company resumed its manufacturing operations post lock down strictly in accordance with the government regulations and guidelines, from May 12th at its Manesar facility and from May 18th at its Gurugram facility.

Production also resumed at Suzuki Motor Gujarat Pvt Limited (SMG) from May 25th 2020. SMG manufactures cars on a contract basis for Maruti Suzuki.

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