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Maruti sales jumped 17% in December

Sales of the company's once bread-and-butter model M800 also declined 30.15 per cent to 1,798 units from 2,574 units in the same month last year, a statement said.

twitter-logoPTI | January 4, 2011 | Updated 13:26 IST

The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday reported 17.01 per cent jump in its sales for December at 99,225 units.

Sales for the same month previous year were at 84,804 units, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

The Delhi-based company's figures for the domestic market stood at 89,469 units in last month, a 26.01 per cent increase from 71,000 units in December 2009, it added.

MSI's exports in December, however, fell 29.32 per cent to 9,756 units from 13,804 units in the year-ago period, the company added. Sales of the company's once bread-and-butter model M800 also declined 30.15 per cent to 1,798 units from 2,574 units in the same month last year, the statement said.

The A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed 23.46 per cent growth at 64,492 units compared to 52,236 units in the same month a year ago.

A3 segment sales (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased 19.37 per cent to 9,362 units from 7,843 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said.

MSI's total passenger car sales rose 20.75 per cent to 75,652 in December, against 62,653 units in the same month in 2009, it added.

In the nine months of this financial year, the company's total sales stood at 9,27,665 units compared to 7,30,943 units, up 26.91 per cent.

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