Maruti Suzuki Sept sales up 5.27%; exports up by 44.84%

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New Delhi, Oct 1 (UNI) Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, today said it has reported 5.27 per cent jump in sales during September at 71,000 units, against 67,448 units in the same month last year.

The domestic sales for September stood at 64,682 units compared to 63,086 units in the same month a year ago, up 2.53 per cent, the company said in a statement.

Exports also grew 44.84 per cent at 6,318 units, against 4,362 units in the corresponding month last year.

The company's total passenger-car sales soared 1.99 per cent to 63,917 units against 62,672 units last year.

However, the sales of its icon model Maruti 800 dipped 33.6 per cent at 3,467 units, against 5,221 units last year.

In the A2 segment, comprising Alto, Zen Estilo, Swift and WagonR, sales stood at 45,621 units, against 46,216 units, registering a decline of 1.29 per cent.

The company, however, managed to maintain steady growth of 51.75 per cent in the A3 segment, comprising SX4, Swift DZiRE and Esteem, at 7,413 units against 4,885 units last year.


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