Maruti Suzuki posts 2% sales hike in October 2013
Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker posted a sales growth of 1.91 per cent in October 2013. The company has sold 1,05,087 units as against 1,03,108 in the same month last year. The domestic sales has increased marginally during the month to 96,062 units compared to 96,002 vehicles in October last year.
Talking about the mini-car segment, which consists of M800, Alto, S-Star and WagonR, the company has reported a 6.8 per cent decline to 39,379 units as against 42,233 units in the year-ago month. Moreover, the sales of the compact segment, which includes Swift, Estilo, Ritz, has also been declined by 1.2 per cent to 22,188 units as compared to 22,459 units.
However, the sales of its popular compact sedan Swift Dzire increased by 19.6 per cent to 17,211 units as against 14,389 vehicles in October 2012. The company's flagship sedan SX4 registered a negative growth of 62.3 per cent to 262 units compared to 695 in the year-ago month.
The utility vehicles including Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga also registered a decline of 2.2 per cent. The company sold 7,236 UVs in October this year as against 7,400 units in the corresponding month last year. Sales of vans including Omni and Eeco, rose by 11.3 per cent to 9,786 units in October this year as against 8,791 units in the same period of the previous year.
Maruti Suzuki exports also registered an increase of 27 per cent to 9,025 units as compared to 7,106 units in October last year.
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