Maruti sales jump by 16.16 per cent

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New Delhi, Jun 2: Country's leading car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd today reported a 16.16 per cent increase in its total vehicle sales for the month of May. The company said in a statement that it has sold 69,001 units in May 2008 as compared to a total of 59,400 vehicles in the same period last year.

Its M800 model recorded 25.2 per cent increase at 6,830 units in May this year as compared 5,456 units in the same month last year. The company attributed this growth on account of early despatches of Maruti 800 Duo (LPG variant), which is due for launch in early June 2008. The A2 segment comprising Alto, Zen Estillo, Wagon R and Swift registered a combined growth of 14.5 per cent at 44,539 units, as against 38,889 units in the same month last year.

Swift recorded its highest ever sales, clocking 10,408 units in May 2008, the statement said. The A3 segment comprising SX4 and Swift Dzire recorded 18.7 per cent increase at 5,946 units, compared to 5,009 units in May last year.

Exports during the month stood at 4,858 units as compared to 3,448 units in the same month last year, up by 40.9 per cent.


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