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Maruti sales down 3% in April

PTI  New Delhi, May 01, 2013
First Published: 11:59 IST(1/5/2013) | Last Updated: 18:20 IST(1/5/2013)

The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday reported 3.1% decline in its total sales in April 2013 at 97,302 units.

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The company had posted a total sales of 1,00,415 units in April 2012.

For April 2013, the city-based firm reported its domestic sales at 90,523 units, a marginal rise over 90,255 units in April, 2012, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

MSI's exports in March went down by 33.28% to 6,779 units from 10,160 units in the year-ago period, the company said.

However, sales of the company's mini segment cars, including the M800, A-Star, Alto and WagonR, rose by 13.69% to 34,927 units from 30,720 units in April 2012.

In the compact segment (comprising the Estilo, Swift and Ritz models), MSI witnessed 17.40% fall in sales at 21,535 units as against 26,072 units April 2012.

Sales of MSI's DZiRE model increased by 25.38% to 19,446 units from 15,510 units April 2012.

In addition, MSI's mid-sized sedan SX4's sales slipped by 5.21% to 601 units from 634 units in the year-ago month, MSI said.

Luxury sedan Kizashi witnessed no buyer in March compared to sales of three units in April 2012, it added.

Sales of utility vehicles went down by 4.92% to 5,318 units from 5,593 units in April 2012. Sales of vans dipped by 25.82% to 8,696 units from 11,723 units in the April 2012.

MSI's total passenger car sales increased 4.89% to 76,509 units in April from 72,939 units in April 2012, it added.


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