Maruti posts 9.2% increase in sales in July

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First Published: 11:20 IST(1/8/2012)
Last Updated: 11:24 IST(1/8/2012)
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The lockout at its Manesar plant notwithstanding, the country's largest carmaker Maruti suzuki India on Wednesday reported 9.2% increase in sales for July at 82,234 units as against 75,300 units in the same month last year.


The company said its domestic sales during the month stood at 71,024 units, compared to 66,504 units in July last year, up 6.8%.

The sales were driven mostly by its compact sedan Dzire, which clocked 11,413 units posting nearly four-fold increase.

Sales of small cars, including the M800, Alto, A-Star and Wagon R, however, declined by 23.7% to 28,998 units.

The company's other best selling model Swift, along with Estilo and Ritz, together clocked 15,759 units in July this year, up 73.2% from last year.

MSI's sales of mid-sized sedan SX4 plunged by 70.5% to just 679 units in the month, the company said in a statement, adding that it managed to sell just two units of the luxury Kizashi sedan.

Exports during the month stood at 11,210 as compared to 8,796 in July last year, up 27.4%.

On July 21 MSI had announced a lockout at its Manesar plant following violence and arson in which a senior company official was killed and 100 others injured.


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