Maruti Suzuki sales jump 13% in April


Country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India   (MSI) today posted a 13.3 percent rise in total sales in April at 1,26,569 units as against 1,11,748 units last year.

The company’s domestic sales increased by 16.2 percent during the month to 1,17,045 units as against 1,00,709 units in April 2015.Sales of mini-segment cars including, Alto and WagonR, however, declined 9.9 percent to 31,906 units compared with 35,403 units in the year-ago period, MSI said in a statement.

The firm said sales of compact segment, comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz, Dzire and Baleno increased by 8 percent to 45,700 units in April as against 42,297 units a year ago. MSI said sales of compact sedan Dzire Tour increased by 73.8 percent during the month under review to 3,173 units as against 1,826 units in April 2015. Sales of mid-sized sedan Ciaz rose by 22.3 percent to 5,702 units during the month.

Sales of utility vehicles including Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, S-Cross and recently launched compact SUV Vitara Brezza surged over threefold to 16,044 units from 4,452 units.

Besides, sales of vans, Omni and Eeco, rose 20.3 percent to 14,520 units in April compared with 12,069 last year. Exports during the month declined by 13.7 percent to 9,524 units as against 11,039 units a year ago.

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