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Maruti sales up 14.7% in January

PTI     February 1, 2011
The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Tuesday reported a 14.73 per cent jump in sales during January, to 1.09 lakh units.

Sales in the same month of the previous year stood at 95,649 units, MSI said in a statement.

The company's sales in the domestic market stood at 1,00,422 units in the reviewed month, a 23.84 per cent increase from 81,087 units in the same month last financial year, it added.

MSI's exports in January, however, fell 35.99 per cent to 9,321 units from 14,562 units in the same month last year, the company said.

Sales of the company's M800 model also declined 24.77 per cent to 1,876 units from 2,494 units in the reviewed month, the statement said.

Sales in the A2 segment (comprising the Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz models) witnessed a 23.81 per cent jump to 72,479 units in January, compared to 58,540 units in the same month a year ago.

A3 segment sales (consisting of the SX4 and DZiRE models) increased 32.6 per cent to 11,930 units from 8,995 units in the corresponding period a year ago.

The company has witnessed record sales of over ten lakh units in the first ten months of this financial year, with 10,37,408 units finding buyers, compared to 8,26,592 units in the year-ago period - a smart 25.5 per cent increase.

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