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Maruti sales up 15.75% in May

Maruti sales up 15.75% in May
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Jun 01 2009. 12 58 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Jun 01 2009. 12 58 PM IST
New Delhi: Car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Monday reported a 15.75% jump in the total sales in May at 79,872 units as against 69,001 units in the same month last year.
In the domestic market, the sales grew by 10.35% to 70,785 units from 64,143 units in May last year, while exports rose 87.05% at 9,087 units from 4,858 units in the year-ago period, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.
The company’s sales crossed the 70,000-units mark for the fifth consecutive month, it added.
Maruti’s oldest model ‘M800´ sold 65.80% less at 2,336 units from 6,830 units last year, while the A2 segment (comprising Alto, Wagon R, Zen Estillo, Swift and A-Star) witnessed a growth rate of 20.70% at 53,760 units over 44,539 units in the same month last year.
The sales in the A3 segment (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased 14.06% at 6,782 units as against 5,946 units in the corresponding period last year, the company said.
MSI’s total passenger-car sales climbed 11.18% at 70,497 units against 63,407 units in the same month in 2008, the statement said.
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First Published: Mon, Jun 01 2009. 12 58 PM IST