Maruti sales jump 33.36% in July

Maruti sales jump 33.36% in July
PTI
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First Published: Sat, Aug 01 2009. 11 41 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Aug 01 2009. 11 41 AM IST
New Delhi: The country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, on Saturday reported a 33.36% jump in sales at 78,074 units in July.
It had sold 58,543 vehicles in the same month last year.
Sales in the domestic market grew by 27.63% to 67,528 units in July from 52,911 units in the same month last year. Exports rose by 87.25% to 10,546 units compared to 5,632 units in the year-ago period, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.
During the month the company crossed the 50,000 units export mark for its A-Star which was introduced internationally in January this year, it added.
Sales of the company’s oldest and once bread-and-butter model M800 declined by 43.55% at 2,796 units compared to 4,953 units last year, while A2 segment (comprising Alto, Wagon R, Zen Estillo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed a growth of 38.28% at 48,115 units compared to 34,795 units in the same month last year.
Sales in the A3 segment (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased by 51.47% to 9,101 units compared to 6,009 units in the corresponding period last year, the company said.
MSI’s passenger car sales rose by 29.43% at 67,314 units against 52,010 units in the same month in 2008, the statement said.
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