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Maruti Suzuki February sales up 24%

Maruti Suzuki February sales up 24%
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Mar 02 2009. 12 38 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Mar 02 2009. 12 38 PM IST
New Delhi: Showing signs of recovery for the two consecutive months, the country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki, Monday reported a 24.08% rise in its total sales during February at 79,190 units compared with 63,822 units in the same month last year.
The last month’s sales were the highest ever “February-sales”, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.
After September last year, MSI’s sales had declined drastically for the next three months by 7.1%, 27.4% and 10%, respectively. In January, the company’s sales, however, rose by 5.39%.
The domestic sales of MSI stood at 70,625 units in February compared to 59,311 units in the same month a year-ago, up by 19.08%, the company said.
MSI registered the highest ever exports at 8,565 units as against 4,511 units in the corresponding month last year, a jump of 89.87%.
Sales of its once bread and butter model M800, however, fell by 29.07% at 4,075 units last month against 5,745 units last year.
The A2 segment (comprising A-Star, Alto, Zen Estilo, Swift and WagonR) sales stood at 50,331 units against 44,059 units, registering an increase of 14.24%.
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First Published: Mon, Mar 02 2009. 12 38 PM IST