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New Delhi, July 3

Maruti Udyog Ltd on Monday reported a 17.5 per cent increase in domestic sales at 44,626 units during June compared to 37,995 units in the same month last year.

The total sales grew 17 per cent to 48,425 units during the month against 41,390 units in June last year. Exports stood at 3,799 units in June this year, up 11.9 per cent from 3,395 units exported in the same month during 2005, a company statement said.

The company also announced a new scheme under which Indians residing abroad can now gift Maruti cars to friends and relatives back at home. Under this programme, called `Dil Se', NRIs can place an order online to gift a Maruti car to a friend or relative. They can log on to a website www.marutinri.com to place their orders. Maruti has tied up with Citicorp Maruti Finance Ltd, a joint venture between Maruti and Citibank to make car finance available instantly.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated July 4, 2006)
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