Maruti sales soar 66.57% in October

Maruti sales soar 66.57% in October

New Delhi: The country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India, on Tuesday reported 66.57% jump in its total sales at 87,807 units during October.

The company had sold 52,711 units during the same month last year.

In the domestic market, Maruti sold 76,359 units from 47,704 units in October 2008, an increase of 60.07%, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

Exports surged by over two-fold to 11,448 units from 5,007 units in the year-ago period, it added.

Sales of the company’s once bread-and-butter model M800 grew by 31.77% at 3,040 units compared to 2,307 units in October 2008, while A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed 60.12% growth at 56,005 units compared to 34,976 units in the same month a year ago, the release added.

A3 segment sales (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased 46.30% to 8,741 units compared to 5,975 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said.

MSI’s passenger car sales rose 61.57% at 76,106 units against 47,103 units in the same month in 2008, the filing said.