Maruti posts highest-ever monthly sales in Feb at 96,650 units
India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today reported its highest-ever monthly sales of 96,650 units for February, a jump of 22.05 per cent over the same month last year.autos Updated: Mar 02, 2010 13:05 IST
India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday reported its highest-ever monthly sales of 96,650 units for February, a jump of 22.05 per cent over the same month last year.
The company had sold 79,190 units during the same month last year.
"This is the highest-ever total monthly sales in the company's history," Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.
The previous monthly sales record stood at 95,649 units in January 2010, it added.
In the domestic market, Maruti sold 84,765 units from 70,625 units in February 2009, an increase of 20.02 per cent.
Exports surged by 38.76 per cent to 11,885 units from 8,565 units in the year-ago period, it added.
However, sales of the company's once bread-and-butter model M800 fell by 22.01 per cent at 3,178 units compared to 4,075 units in February 2009, the statement said.
The A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed 19.97 per cent growth at 60,380 units compared to 50,331 units in the same month a year ago.
A3 segment sales (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased by 27.49 per cent to 10,254 units compared to 8,043 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said.
MSI's passenger car sales rose 20.53 per cent at 84,480 units in February against 70,090 units in the same month in 2009, it added.