Maruti Suzuki Feb sales up 24 pct

Maruti Suzuki reported a 24.08 per cent rise in its total sales during February at 79,190 units.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: March 2, 2009 11:34 am

Showing signs of recovery for the two consecutive months,the country’s largest car maker,Maruti Suzuki,on Monday reported a 24.08 per cent rise in its total sales during February at 79,190 units compared with 63,822 units in the same month last year.

The last month’s sales were the highest ever “February-sales”,Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

After September last year,MSI’s sales had declined drastically for the next three months by 7.1 per cent,27.4 per cent and 10 per cent,respectively. In January,the company’s sales,however,rose by 5.39 per cent.

The domestic sales of MSI stood at 70,625 units in February compared to 59,311 units in the same month a year-ago,up by 19.08 per cent,the company said.

MSI registered the highest ever exports at 8,565 units as against 4,511 units in the corresponding month last year,a jump of 89.87 per cent.

Sales of its once bread and butter model M800,however,fell by 29.07 per cent at 4,075 units last month against 5,745 units last year.

The A2 segment (comprising A-Star,Alto,Zen Estilo,Swift and WagonR) sales stood at 50,331 units against 44,059 units,registering an increase of 14.24 per cent.

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