The country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India, has reported a 15 per cent increase in total sales at 1,49,824 units in February against 1,30,280 units in the year-ago month.
The company’s domestic sales stood at 1,37,900 units, up 14.2 per cent, from 1,20,735 units in February 2017, Maruti Suzuki said in a statement today.
Sales of mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR, witnessed a 2.1 per cent increase to 33,789 units during the month under review from 33,079 units in February 2017. Sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Dzire and Baleno jumped by 38.7 per cent to 65,213 units last month against 47,002 units in the year-ago month.
Sales of mid-sized sedan Ciaz declined by 16.8 per cent to 4,897 units. Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, S-Cross and compact SUV Vitara Brezza, increased by 13.8 per cent to 20,324 units in February from 17,863 units in the same month last year.
Sales of vans -- Omni and Eeco -- declined by 12.5 per cent to 12,425 units last month from 14,195 units in the year-ago period. Exports were up 24.9 per cent at 11,924 units in February 2018 compared with 9,545 units in the same month last year, the statement said.