Maruti picks up pace, sales up 20% in July
Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Saturday reported 20.1% rise in total sales in July at 1,21,712 units.
It had clocked sales of 1,01,380 cars in July 2014.
The company said its domestic sales increased 22.5% last month to 1,10,405 units, as against 90,093 units a in July last year.
Sales of mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR, increased 31.3% to 37,752 units compared with 28,759 units in the year-ago period, MSI said in a statement.
Sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz, Dzire rose 13.9% to 48,381 units in July this year as against 42,491 units last year.
MSI said compact sedan Dzire Tour stood out as sales rose by over two-fold during the month under review to 3,370 units as against 1,299 in July 2014.
The sales of company's mid-sized sedan Ciaz, which was launched in October 2014, stood at 2,099 units. The company had sold 233 units of SX4 sedan in July 2014. There was no sale of premium sedan Kizashi during the month.
Utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga, saw a sales growth of 22.8% at 6,916 units in July this year, from 5,631 units in the corresponding month last year.
Sales of vans -- Omni and Eeco -- rose 1.8% to 11,887 units in July this year as against 11,680 units in the same period of the previous year.
Exports during the month rose marginally to 11,307 units compared with 11,287 units in July last year, MSI said.
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