Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today posted a 12.2% rise in total sales in August at 1,32,211 units as against 1,17,864 units in the same month a year ago.
The company's domestic sales for the month stood at 1,19,931 units, up 12.3 % from 1,06,781 units in August 2015.
Sales of mini segment cars, including, Alto and WagonR, however, declined by 5.8 % to 35,490 units as compared to 37,665 units in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement.
The company said sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz, DZire and Baleno increased by 9.9 % to 45,579 units in August this year as against 41,461 units in the year-ago month.
MSI said sales of its compact sedan DZire Tour declined by 5.9 % during the month under review at 2,986 units as against 3,172 units in August 2015.
Sales of mid sized sedan Ciaz rose 49.5% to 6,214 units during the month.
Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, S-Cross and recently launched compact SUV Vitara Brezza surged over two-fold to 16,806 units in August this year from 7,836 units in the corresponding month last year.
Sales of vans -- Omni and Eeco -- rose 2.7 % to 12,831 units in August this year as compared to 12,491 units in the same month of the previous year.
Exports during the month rose 10.8 % to 12,280 units as compared to 11,083 units in August last year, MSI said.
The company also sold 25 units of its light commercial vehicle Super Carry during the month.