Maruti Suzuki domestic sales up 15% in May

S Ronendra Singh New Delhi | Updated on January 12, 2018

MARUTI   -  The Hindu

The country's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) on Thursday reported a 15 per cent growth in its domestic sales for May.

Led by the compact segment, the company sold 1,30,248 units of passenger cars in the domestic market during the month under review as compared with 1,13,162 units in May last year.

The compact segment (like Ignis, Swift, Baleno) grew by 10 per cent year-on-year (YoY) to 51,234 units during the month as against 46,554 units in May 2016, the company said in the monthly sales report.

Similarly, the mini segment (Alto, WagonR) grew by 18 per cent to 39,089 units last month as compared with 33,105 units in corresponding month last year.

Sales of utility vehicles (like S-Cross, Brezza, Ertiga) grew by 66 per cent to 22,608 units as compared with 13,596 units in May 2016.

However, sales of the mid-size sedan Ciaz fell by 9 per cent YoY to 4,724 units in May as against 5,188 units in May last year.

Exports of the company also declined to 6,286 units during last month as compared to 9,872 units in corresponding month last year.

Maruti reported 11.3 per cent jump in total sales in May at 1,36,962 vehicles against 1,23,034 vehicles last year.

In April, Maruti Suzuki had posted a 24-per cent y-o-y growth.

At about 11.10 am, Maruti shares were trading 0.62 per cent or Rs 45 lower at Rs 7,169.90 on the BSE.

Published on June 01, 2017

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