Maruti Suzuki sales fall three percent in April

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Chennai, May 1: Indian car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Ltd closed last month with three percent lower sales compared to what it sold in April 2012, the company announced on Wednesday.

The company said in a statement that it sold 97,302 units (domestic 90,523 units, exports 6,779 units) last month, down from 100,415 units (domestic 90,255 units, exports 10,160 units) sold in April 2012.

Maruti Suzuki logged sales growth in the mini (M800, A-Star, Alto, WagonR) and the super compact cars (Dzire) segments while compact cars (Swift, Estilo, Ritz), mid-sized (SX4), utility vehicles (Ertiga Gypsy, Grand Vitara), vans (Omni, Eeco) and executive car (Kizashi) segments dragged down the company's overall sales.

Last fiscal, the company sold 1,171,434 units (domestic 1,051,046 units, exports 120,388 units).

TVS sales too down

Two and three wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd closed last month with sales of 165,214 units, down from 174,455 units in April 2012, the Chennai-based company announced on Wednesday.

The company said in a statement that it sold 160,502 two wheelers (domestic 142,794 units, exports 17,708 units) last month against 171,551 (domestic 151,181 units, exports 20,370 units) sold in April 2012.

Last month, TVS Motor sold 4,713 units up from 2,904 units sold in April 2012.

The company plans to launch a diesel-powered three-wheeler, a new motorcycle, a new scooter and product upgrades during the course of this fiscal.

IANS

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