Country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today reported 61.24% increase in total sales in August at 87,323 units as against 54,154 units in the same month last year.
The company said its domestic sales increased by 51.6% during the month to 76,018 units as against 50,129 units in August last year.
The company's Manesar plant was locked out in August 2012 following violence in which one executive was killed. Sales of mini segment cars, including M800, Alto, A-Star and WagonR, increased by 45.1% to 32,019 units as compared to 22,062 units in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement. The company said sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz surged over two fold to 17,409 units in August this year as against 6,059 units last year.
MSI said sales of its popular compact sedan Dzire zoomed over four fold during the month under review at 13,723 units as against 3,085 units in August 2012. The company's mid-sized sedan SX4 registered a dip of 22.1% to 348 units as against 447 units in the same month last year. There was no sale of premium sedan Kizashi during the month.
Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga, stood at 4,563 units in August this year, down 33.7% from 6,883 units in the corresponding month last year. Exports during the month surged nearly three fold to 11,305 units as compared to 4,025 units in August last year, MSI said.