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Maruti sales rev up 8% in June; Hyundai falls

July 01, 2017 14:27 IST

However, sales of mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR, declined 7.9 per cent to 25,524 units from 27,712 in the year-ago month

Country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Saturday posted a 7.6 per cent rise in total sales in June at 106,394 units as against 98,840 in the same month last year.

The company's domestic sales went up 1.2 per cent during the month to 93,263 units against 92,133 in June 2016.

Last month, however, sales of mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR, declined 7.9 per cent to 25,524 units from 27,712 in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement.

The automaker said sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Dzire, Baleno and Ignis rose 1.3 per cent to 40,496 units in June compared to 39,971 in the same month last year.

Sales of mid-sized sedan Ciaz rose 41.1 per cent to 3,950 units during the month. Utility vehicles, including Ertiga, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza, saw the sales volume grow 43 per cent to 13,879 units in June, from 9,708 in the year-ago period.

The figure for vans, Omni and Eeco, declined 6.7 per cent to 9,208 units last month compared to 9,874 in the same period of the previous year. Exports during the month rose 95.8 per cent to 13,131 units as against 6,707 in June last year, MSI said.

Hyundai sales drop 6

Hyundai reported a 5.6 per cent decline in domestic sales at 37,562 units in June.

The company had sold 39,807 units in June 2016, HMIL said in a statement.

In January-June, the domestic sales figure for the automaker stood at 253,428 units, up 4.1 per cent from 243,442 in the year-ago period.

HMIL director sales and marketing Rakesh Srivastava said: "In a challenging market fuelled with speculations on the GST tax structure, Hyundai registered highest-ever half-year domestic sales on account of strong acceptance brands Grand i10, Elite i20 and Creta in pre-GST business environment."

The company expects a positive demand pull, post successful implementation of GST, in coming months as the industry will witness heightened level of customer interest in a seamless and unified single market, he added.

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