Maruti Suzuki Sales Up By 24%
Maruti Suzuki, the country’s biggest car manufacturer recorded its highest ever monthly sales in the month of August 2010 by selling 1,04,791 vehicles thereby registering a 23.85 per cent jump.
Last year sales figures for the same month were 84,808 units, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.
It was the third time in this fiscal that the company’s monthly sales figure has crossed one lakh mark. MSI had reported its highest ever monthly sales at 1,02,175 units in May, the first time when the company had crossed the one lakh units in monthly sales.
MSI’s exports in last month, however, declined by 18.39 per cent to 12,117 units from 14,847 units in the year-ago period, the company added.
The sales of the company’s once bread-and-butter model M800 also declined 29.81 per cent to 1,919 units compared to 2,734 units in August 2009, the statement said.
The A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed 25.69 per cent growth at 65,953 units compared to 52,473 units in the same month a year ago.
A3 segment sales (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased by 33.99 per cent to 10,479 units compared to 7,821 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said.
MSI’s total passenger car sales rose 32.86 per cent to 92,508 in August as against 69,629 units in the same month in 2009, it added.