Maruti Sales Down 4.4 Percent at 90,924 Units in December - The New Indian Express

Maruti Sales Down 4.4 Percent at 90,924 Units in December

Published: 01st January 2014 11:52 AM

Last Updated: 01st January 2014 12:27 PM

Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today reported 4.4 per cent decline in its total sales at 90,924 units in December 2013 as against 95,145 units in the same month previous year.

Domestic sales during the month stood at 86,613 units, up 5.5 per cent from 82,073 units in December previous year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

Sales of mini passenger cars, including M800, Alto, A-Star and WagonR, were up 16.7 per cent at 38,286 units in December as against 32,797 units in the year-ago period.

MSI said during the month, sales of its compact cars comprising Swift, Estilo and Ritz were at 19,171 units as against 22,482 units in the year-ago month, down 14.7 per cent.

Sales of compact sedan Dzire grew by 18 per cent to 15,427 units as against 13,076 units in December last year, the company said.

Mid-sized sedan SX4 saw sales decline by 17.6 per cent to just 271 units during the month as compared to 329 units in December 2012.

Sales of utility vehicles, including Ertiga, Grand Virara and Gypsy were at 5,146 units during the period as against 5,447 units, down 5.5 per cent, in the year-ago month.

Van sales, consisting of Omni and Eeco were at 8,312 units as compared to 7,897 units previous year, up 5.3  per cent, it said.

Exports in December were down 67 per cent to 4,311 units from 13,072 units in the same month previous year, the company said.

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd's vehicle sales in December:

                           Dec 2013     Dec 2012   Pct chg   

  Total Sales         90,924         95,145      -4.4

  Domistic Sles      86,613         82,073       5.5

  Passenger Cars   73,155        68,729       6.4    

  Eeports                  4,311       13,072     -67.0

(Data Source: Reuters;  © 2013 Thomson Reuters)

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