New Delhi | Jagran Auto Desk: Maruti Suzuki, one of India's largest vehicle manufacturer, said on Wednesday, that it has decided to shut down production of passenger vehicles in Gurugram and Manesar plants in Haryana for two days.

"Maruti Suzuki India Limited has decided to shut down the passenger vehicle manufacturing operations of Gurugram Plant and Manesar Plant in Haryana for two days, on 7th and 9th September 2019," the company said in an exchange filing.

"Both days will be observed as no production days, it added. 

Maruti Suzuki shares fell as much as 3.72 percent during the session to Rs. 5,824.50 apiece on the BSE.

Reeling under severe slowdown, the auto major had reduced its production by 33.99 percent in August, making it the seventh straight month of reduction.

The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Sunday reported a nearly one-third decline in sales at 1,06,413 units in August. The company had sold 1,58,189 units in August last year. Domestic sales declined by 34.3 percent at 97,061 units last month as against 1,47,700 units in August 2018.

Sales of mini cars comprising Alto and WagonR stood at 10,123 units as compared to 35,895 units in the same month last year, down 71.8 percent.

Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, and Dzire, fell 23.9 percent at 54,274 units as against 71,364 cars in August last year.

Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 1,596 units as compared to 7,002 units earlier.

However, sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross, and Ertiga, rose 3.1% at 18,522 units as compared to 17,971 in the year-ago month, MSI said.

Exports in August were also down by 10.8% at 9,352 units as against 10,489 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said. 

Posted By: Talib Khan