Maruti’s June sales soar 17%

The country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India, today reported a 17.28 per cent jump in June sales to 88,091 units over the same month last year.

The company had sold 75,109 units in June last year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

In the domestic market, Maruti sold 72,812 units against 61,773 units in June 2009, an increase of 17.87 per cent.

Exports surged 14.57 per cent to 15,279 units from 13,336 units in the year-ago period, it added.

For the April-June quarter, MSI’s total sales rose 24.96 per cent to 2,83,324 units compared to 2,26,729 units in the year-ago period.

Domestic sales in the first quarter of 2010-11 increased 23.03 per cent to 2,42,887 units from 1,97,415 units in the same period last fiscal.

Exports for the quarter surged 37.94 per cent to 40,437 units against 29,314 units in the first quarter of FY’10, the company said.

In June this year, sales of the company’s once bread- and-butter model M800 fell 14.27 per cent to 2,090 units compared to 2,438 units in June 2009, the statement said.

The A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed 11.40 per cent growth last month at 51,418 units compared to 46,156 units in the year-ago month.

The A3 segment sales (consisting SX4 and DZiRE) increased 32.50 per cent to 8,081 units compared to 6,099 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said.

MSI’s total passenger car sales rose 16.11 per cent at 71,503 units in June against 61,583 units in the same month in 2009, it added.

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