Maruti Suzuki domestic sales in Oct up 2% at 1.23 lakh units

S Ronendra Singh New Delhi | Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on November 01, 2016

08/03/2016 MUMBAI: The Maruti Suzuki New SUV Vitara Brezza launch in Mumbai on March 8, 2016. Photo: Paul Noronha -

The country's largest passenger vehicles maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) on Tuesday reported a two per cent sales increase year-on-year (YoY) in its domestic sales in October.

The company sold 1,23,764 units in the domestic market during the month, as compared with 1,21,063 units in October 2015.

According to the company release, it sold 33,928 units in the mini segment (like Alto, WagonR) last month, down 10 per cent YoY as against 33,595 units in the corresponding month last year.

Its Compact segment (Swift, Baleno) also fell two per cent YoY to 50,116 units in October as against 51,048 units in October last year.

However, sales of its utility vehicle segment (S-Cross and Vitara Brezza) almost doubled to 18,008 units in October as compared with 9,435 units in the corresponding month last year.

Its mid-size sedan Ciaz's sales also grew by eight per cent YoY to 6,360 units last month as against 5,890 units in October 2015.

Mr R. S. Kalsi, Executive Director (Marketing and Sales) Maruti Suzuki said: "Market demand for Maruti Suzuki products remained strong during the month. Strong retail sales of Ciaz, S Cross and Ertiga, besides, of course, Brezza and Baleno, kept the momentum positive for us. While month-on-month sales figures are impacted by very short-term factors including number of working days, availability, stock plan, the more accurate reflection of demand is that for the festive season (August to October), MSIL sales have grown by about 14 per cent compared to last year."

Published on November 01, 2016

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