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Maruti Suzuki sales up 24% in August

Maruti Suzuki sales up 24% in August
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Sep 01 2010. 12 46 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Sep 01 2010. 12 46 PM IST
New Delhi: The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday reported its highest ever monthly sales at 1,04,791 units in August, registering 23.56% jump over the year-ago period.
Sales for the same month last year were at 84,808 units, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.
“This is the highest ever monthly sales recorded by the company,” it added.
It was the third time in this fiscal that the company’s monthly sales figure has crossed one lakh mark.
MSI had reported its highest ever monthly sales at 1,02,175 units in May, the first time when the company had crossed the one lakh units in monthly sales.
The National-Capital-based company also posted its best figure so far for the domestic market at 92,674 units in August, a 32.47% increase from 69,961 units in August 2009.
MSI’s exports in last month, however, declined by 18.39% to 12,117 units from 14,847 units in the year-ago period, the company added.
The sales of the company’s once bread-and-butter model M800 also declined 29.81% to 1,919 units compared to 2,734 units in August 2009, the statement said.
The A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed 25.69% growth at 65,953 units compared to 52,473 units in the same month a year ago.
A3 segment sales (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased by 33.99% to 10,479 units compared to 7,821 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said.
MSI’s total passenger car sales rose 32.86% to 92,508 in August as against 69,629 units in the same month in 2009, it added.
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First Published: Wed, Sep 01 2010. 12 46 PM IST
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