Maruti sales up 29Per cent in October at 1,34,209 units

NEW DELHI: Country's largest carmakerMaruti Suzuki India (MSI) today reported a 29.1 pct rise in total sales in October at 1,34,209 units as against 1,03,973 units in the same month a year ago.

The company said its domestic sales increased by 24.7 pct during the month to 1,21,063 units as against 97,069 units in October 2014.

Sales of mini segment cars, including, Alto and WagonR, increased by 5.2 pct to 37,595 units as compared to 35,753 units in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement.

The company said sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz, Dzire, and recently launched Baleno increased by 37.7 pct to 51,048 units in October this year as against 37,083 units a year ago.

MSI said sales of its compact sedan Dzire Tour surged over two-fold during the month under review at 3,418 units as against 1,408 units in October 2014.

The sales of company's mid-sized sedan Ciaz, which was launched in October 2014, stood at 5,890 units, down 7.2 pct as against 6,345 units in the same period last year.

There was no sale of premium sedan Kizashi during the month.

Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga and S-Cross rose by 56.5 pctat 9,435 units in October this year from 6,027 units in the corresponding month last year.

Sales of vans -- Omni and Eeco -- rose 30.8 pct to 13,677 units in October this year as compared to 10,453 units in the same period of the previous year. Exports during the month rose by 90.4 pct to 13,146 units as compared to 6,904 units in October last year, MSI said.

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Source: PTI