Maruti Suzuki’s production in May dropped by 97.54pc to 3,714 units from 151,188 units produced a year ago amid COVID-19 pandemic, according to a company release.
Car production has been hit by COVID-19 related plant shutdowns through May for the major Indian car maker. In May, the company was operated at reduced capacity and ramp-up was gradual. The company first resumed production at its Manesar plant on May 12 after it observed a 40-day lockdown. The company’s Gurgaon plant resumed operations from May 18 and Gujarat plant resumed operations on May 25. A mass exodus of migrant workers and social distancing norms also impacted production.
Maruti Suzuki’s May sales were down by 86pc to 18,539 units from May 2019. India’s total auto sales declined by 77pc in May.