Maruti sales up 16% in February

| Updated on: Mar 01, 2011

The country’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India has reported a 15.51 per cent jump in sales during February 2011 to 1,11,645 units against 96,650 units sold in the same month last year.

According to a company statement, domestic sales were also up by 19.79 per cent to 1,01,543 units from 84,765 units. Exports, however, fell by 15 per cent from 11,885 units to 10,102 units.

Sales of the company’s once bread-and-butter M800 model declined by 14.66 per cent to 2,712 units (3,178 units). In the A2 segment — comprising Maruti’s Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz models — the company witnessed 19.39 per cent growth in sales to 72,090 units from 60,380 units.

The A3 segment sales — consisting of the SX4 and DZiRE models — increased by 27.01 per cent to 13,024 units in February this year from 10,254 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the statement said.

Total passenger car sales rose 19.02 per cent to 87,851 units from 73,812 units.

Published on March 01, 2011

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