Indian car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki’s production levels dipped 7pc in April compared to March to 159,955 units — including passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles — according to a company release on May 5.
In April 2020, the company had to halt production due to lockdown which resulted in zero production for some days.
In March, 172,433 units were produced which was up 86pc from March 2020 levels.
Passenger vehicle production has fallen by 7pc to 157,585 units in April from the previous month. Mini and compact vehicle production dipped 9pc to 112,488 units, while light commercial vehicle production fell by 1pc to 2,370 units in the same period.
The company sold 159,691 units in April, posting a dip of 4pc from the previous month. In April 2020, the company recorded sales of 632 units owing to the stringent lockdown due to the pandemic.
The automaker has decided to halt production at all its plants till May 9 and carry out plant maintenance, which is usually scheduled in June.