New Delhi: The country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) witnessed its sales drop for the sixth consecutive month in November, with the firm on Thursday reporting a 18.46% decline in sales to 91,772 units.

The company had sold 1,12,554 units in the same month last year, MSI said in a statement.

A Maruti showroom is decorated to attract customers . Photo: AP

In a similar fashion, MSI’s exports decreased by 11.43% in November to 8,902 units from 10,051 units in the year-ago period, the company added.

Total passenger car sales in the domestic market dipped by 16.59% to 73,078 units last month from 87,618 units in the same month of 2010, it added.

Sales of the company’s mini-segment cars, including the M800, A-Star, Alto and WagonR, fell by 27.24% to 38,921 units from 53,489 units in November 2010.

In the compact segment (comprising the Estilo, Swift and Ritz models), MSI witnessed a 3.72% dip in sales to 22,159 units from 23,014 units in the same month a year ago.

Sales of MSI’s DZiRE model, however, increased by 6.04% to 10,403 units from 9,810 units in the corresponding period a year ago.

In addition, MSI’s mid-sized sedan SX4’s sales grew by 9.81% to 1,433 units from 1,305 units in the year-ago month. Luxury sedan Kizashi witnessed sales of 162 units.

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