ON Tuesday Country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki said it cut production by 97 per cent amidst coronavirus pandemic.
The company had produced a complete of 1,51,188 units within the same month last year.
Total passenger vehicle production stood at 3,652 units last month as against 1,48,095 units in May 2019, a decline of 97.53 per cent, it added.
The company cut production of its mini cars comprising Alto, and S-Presso by 98.32 per cent at 401 units as against 23,874 units within the year-ago month.
It reduced production of compact cars, including WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno, OEM Model (Glanza supplied to Toyota) and Dzire by 97.69 per cent at 1,950 units as compared to 84,705 units in May last year.
Production of utility vehicles such as Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and S-Cross, declined by 96.25 per cent to 928 units as compared to 24,748 units a year ago.