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Maruti Suzuki sales up by 1.9 per cent in May

Maruti Suzuki sales up by 1.9 per cent in May

The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India reports a 1.9 per cent increase in total sales for May to 1,04,073 units from 1,02,175 units in the same month last year.

The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday reported a 1.9 per cent increase in total sales for May to 1,04,073 units from 1,02,175 units in the same month last year.

In May, 2011, the national capital-based firm reported an increase of 3.9 per cent in sales in the domestic market to 93,519 units from 90,041 units in May, 2010, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

MSI's exports, however, fell by 13 per cent to 10,554 units from 12,134 units in the year-ago period, the company added.

The sales of the company's once bread-and-butter model M800 fell by 11.6 per cent to 2,262 units from 2,558 units in May, 2010, the statement said.

The A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed a 2.6 per cent decline in sales to 61,048 units from 62,679 units in the same month a year ago.

A3 segment sales (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased by 24.2 per cent to 13,514 units from 10,883 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said.

Last month, the company sold 50 units of its Kizashi luxury sedan, which was launched in February, 2011.

MSI's total passenger car sales rose 1 per cent to 76,874 units in May from 76,120 units in the same month of 2010, it added.