Maruti Suzuki has logged 40 per cent lower sales in August as compared to the offtake during the corresponding month of 2011.
The automobile maker was hit by labour unrest last month. The company in a statement on Saturday said it sold 54,415 units last month as against 91,442 units sold in August 2011. Owing to the lock out at the Manesar plant (July 21 to Aug.20), the supply of Swift, Dzire, SX4 and A-star models was impacted, the company said.
Maruti Suzuki sold 3,085 units of Dzire and 6,059 units of compact cars (Swift, Estilo and Ritz) last month down from 7,856 units and 16,043 units, respectively, sold during August last year.