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A backlog of 653,000 units: Carmakers stare at a long road to delivery

Year-on-year dispatches to dealers (counted as sales) declined during most of FY22

luxury carmakers

Even luxury carmakers have seen demand far outstrip the supply

Shally Seth Mohile Mumbai
Passenger vehicle makers are staring at an order book in excess of 653,000 units — 2x-2.5x the monthly average sales, as they grapple with a mismatch in demand and supply.

Maruti Suzuki India accounts for half the aforementioned backlog. The car-market leader had bookings of 322,000 units as on Saturday, said Shashank Srivastava, senior executive director, Maruti Suzuki. The carmaker expects to clear the current bookings in two and a half months if there is no model or variant-wise constraint. It all depends on how many bookings it receives in the interim period, Srivastava said.

Others, too, have a swelling order book.

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First Published: Jul 18 2022 | 5:52 PM IST

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