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Maruti sales up 15.75 pct in May

Maruti Suzuki India reported total sales in May at 79,872 units as against 69,001 units last year.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: June 1, 2009 12:40:32 pm

Car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd reported a 15.75 per cent jump in the total sales in May at 79,872 units as against 69,001 units in the same month last year.

In the domestic market,the sales grew by 10.35 per cent to 70,785 units from 64,143 units in May last year,while exports rose 87.05 per cent at 9,087 units from 4,858 units in the year-ago period,Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

The company’s sales crossed the 70,000-units mark for the fifth consecutive month,it added.

Maruti’s oldest model ‘M800’ sold 65.80 per cent less at 2,336 units from 6,830 units last year,while the A2 segment (comprising Alto,Wagon R,Zen Estillo,Swift and A-Star) witnessed a growth rate of 20.70 per cent at 53,760 units over 44,539 units in the same month last year.

The sales in the A3 segment (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased 14.06 per cent at 6,782 units as against 5,946 units in the corresponding period last year,the company said.

MSI’s total passenger-car sales climbed 11.18 per cent at 70,497 units against 63,407 units in the same month in 2008,the statement said.

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