Maruti sales up 41.56% in August

Maruti sales up 41.56% in August

New Delhi: Car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Tuesday reported a 41.56% jump in sales for August at 84,808 units.

In the domestic market, Maruti sold 69,961 units from 54,113 units in August last year, an increase of 29.29%, while exports more than doubled at 14,847 units from 5,795 units in the year-ago period, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

During the month, the company crossed the 50,000-units mark in cumulative exports this fiscal, with A-Star, which was launched in January this year, being the main export driver, including to countries like Germany, UK and France.

Sales of the company’s once bread-and-butter model M800 declined by 26.45% at 2,734 units compared to 3,717 units in August last year, while A2 segment (comprising Alto, Wagon R, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed a growth of 39.31% at 52,473 units compared to 37,667 units in the same month of 2008.

A3 segment sales (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased 44.11% to 7,821 units compared to 5,427 units in the corresponding period last year, the company said.

Maruti’s passenger car sales rose by 30.51% at 69,629 units against 53,351 units in the same month in 2008, the statement said.