Country's biggest car maker Maruti Suzuki on Monday reported 9.19 per cent decline in sales during August at 59,908 units as against 65,968 units in the same month last year.
The domestic sales stood at 54,113 units compared to 60,229 units in the same month a year-ago, down by 10.15 per cent, the company said in a statement.
Exports, however, grew marginally at 5,795 units as against 5,739 units in the corresponding month last year.
Sales of its once bread and butter model M800 dipped by 32.17 per cent at 3,717 units as against 5,480 units last year.
The A2 segment (comprising Alto, Zen Estilo, Swift and WagonR) sales stood at 37,667 units as against 41,736 units, registering a decline of 9.75 per cent.
The company, however, managed to post a good growth of 12.15 per cent in the A3 segment (consisting of SX4, Swift DZire and Esteem) at 5,427 units as against 4,839 units last year.
Continuing with southward trend, the company's total passenger car sales dipped by 11 per cent to 53,351 units as against 59,944 units last year.