Maruti reports 28.18% jump in November sales

Maruti reports 28.18% jump in November sales

New Delhi: The country’s largest car-maker, Maruti Suzuki India, on Wednesday reported sales of 1,12,554 vehicles in November, translating into a 28.18% increase vis-a-vis the year-ago period.

Sales in the same month last year stood at 87,807 units, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

“For the second consecutive month, the company crossed one lakh units sales mark in the domestic market in November 2010," it added.

The company saw sales of 1,02,503 units for the domestic market in November, a 34.2% increase from 76,359 units in November, 2009, the statement said.

MSI’s exports in the last month, however, fell by 12.2% to 10,051 units from 11,448 units in the year-ago period, the company added.

Last month, the sales of the company’s once bread-and -butter model M800 declined by 19.7% to 2,440 units from 3,040 units in November 2009, the statement said.

The A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed 32.2% growth at 74,063 units compared to 56,005 units in the same month a year ago.

A3 segment sales (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased by 27.2% to 11,115 units compared to 8,741 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said.

MSI’s total passenger car sales rose to 87,618 in October against 67,786 units in the same month in 2009, it added.

In the first eight months of this fiscal, the company’s total sales stood at 8,28,440 units compared to 6,46,139 units, up 28.21%.