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Maruti records highest ever sales in Jan

india Updated: Feb 01, 2007 13:13 IST
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Car maker Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL) on Thursday said it has recorded the highest ever monthly domestic sales for January at 62,248 vehicles a growth of 28.3 per cent over the corresponding month last year.

The latest figures surpassed the previous high of 61,141 vehicles sold in March 2006 (post budget), a company statement said.

Overall, Maruti Udyog sold 65,341 vehicles in January including 3,093 vehicles of exports, it added.

In the C segment, which comprises of Omni, Versa, Alto and Wagon-R, the sales grew by 40.8 per cent at 7,603 vehicles compared to sale of 5,401 cars in January 2006.

In A2 segment, which includes the popular models of Zen and Swift, the company sold a record 44,736 vehicles in January, a 41.8 per cent growth over the year period.

However, sales in A1 segment (M800 model) dipped by 15 per cent with 7,012 vehicles sold at the end of the month as compared to sales figures of 8,262 cars in January 2006.

Monthly sales figures of high-end A3 segment, comprising the Baleno and Esteem models also showed 13.6 per cent decline in figures recording sales of 2,615 cars in the latest month as against 3,027 vehicles a year ago.

Monthly sales figures of the MUV segment (Gypsy, Vitara) stood at 273, dipping 8.1 per cent over 297 vehicles sold in January 2006.

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