Economy

Maruti sales zoom 14.73% in January

PTI New Delhi | Updated on February 02, 2011 Published on February 01, 2011

IN THE FAST LANE: The company has witnessed record sales of over ten lakh units in the first ten months of this fiscal. -- S. Subramanium   -  The Hindu

The country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday reported a 14.73 per cent jump in sales during January, 2011, to 1,09,743 units.

Sales in the same month of the previous year stood at 95,649 units, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

The company’s sales in the domestic market stood at 1,00,422 units in January, 2011, a 23.84 per cent increase from 81,087 units in the year-ago period, it added.

MSI’s exports in January, 2011, however, fell by 35.99 per cent to 9,321 units from 14,562 units in the same month last year, the company said.

Sales of the company’s M800 model also declined by 24.77 per cent to 1,876 units from 2,494 units in January, 2010, the statement said.

Sales in the A2 segment (comprising the Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz models) witnessed a 23.81 per cent jump to 72,479 units in January, 2011, compared with 58,540 units in the same month a year ago.

A3 segment sales (consisting of the SX4 and DZiRE models) increased by 32.6 per cent to 11,930 units from 8,995 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said.

The company has witnessed record sales of over ten lakh units in the first ten months of this fiscal, with 10,37,408 units finding buyers, compared with 8,26,592 units in the year-ago period, a 25.5 per cent increase.

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Published on February 01, 2011
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