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Maruti sales jump 23% in June

July 01, 2009 11:28 IST
The country's largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, on Wednesday reported a 22.63 per cent jump in its sales at 75,109 units in June against 61,247 units in the same month last year.

Sales in the domestic market grew by 9.51 per cent to 61,773 units in June from 56,411 units in the same month last year, while exports rose by nearly three-fold to 13,336 units compared to 4,836 units in the year-ago period, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

The company's sales crossed 70,000-units mark for the sixth consecutive month, besides registering highest-ever export for a single month, it added.

Sales of the company's oldest and once bread-and-butter model M800 declined by 54.52 per cent at 2,438 units against 5,361 units last year, while A2 segment (comprising Alto, Wagon R, Zen Estillo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed a growth of 22.21 per cent at 46,156 units compared with 37,767 units in the same month last year.

Sales in the A3 segment (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased by 5.03 per cent to 6,099 units compared to 5,807 units in the corresponding period last year, the company said.

MSI's passenger car sales rose by 10.17 per cent at 61,583 units against 55,899 units in the same month in 2008, the statement said.

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