Maruti Suzuki October sales up 2%, M800, Alto, Swift decline

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Maruti Suzuki sold 17,211 units of Swift Dzire in October against 14,389 in October last year. Maruti Suzuki sold 17,211 units of Swift Dzire in October against 14,389 in October last year.
SummarySales of Maruti popular compact sedan Swift Dzire rose by 19.6% during the month under review.

Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today reported 1.91 per cent increase in total sales for October at 1,05,087 units as against 1,03,108 in the same month last year.

The company said its domestic sales increased marginally during the month to 96,062 units as against 96,002 vehicles in October last year.

Sales in mini-car segment, including M800, Alto, A-Star and WagonR, declined by 6.8 per cent to 39,379 units as compared to 42,233 in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement.

The company said sales in the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz declined by 1.2 per cent to 22,188 units in October this year as against 22,459 units in the same month in 2012.

Maruti Suzuki India said sales of its popular compact sedan Dzire rose by 19.6 per cent during the month under review at 17,211 units as against 14,389 in October 2012.

The company's mid-sized sedan SX4 registered a decline of 62.3 per cent to 262 units as against 695 in the same month last year. There was no sale of premium sedan Kizashi during the month.

Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga, stood at 7,236 units in October this year, down 2.2 per cent from 7,400 units in the corresponding month last year.

Sales of vans - Omni and Eeco - rose by 11.3 per cent to 9,786 units in October this year as compared to 8,791 units in the same period of previous year. Exports during the month rose by 27 per cent to 9,025 units as compared to 7,106 units in October last year, Maruti Suzuki India said.

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