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Maruti total sales down 14.4% in May

Last Updated: Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 11:06

New Delhi: The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday reported 14.4 percent decline in total sales in May this year at 84,677 units.

The company had posted a total sales of 98,884 units in the corresponding month last year.

For May 2013, the city-based firm reported 13 per cent decline in domestic sales at 77,821 units, over 89,478 units in May, 2012, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

MSI's exports last month went down by 27.1 percent to 6,856 units from 9,406 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 5.1 percent to 31,427 units from 29,895 units in May, 2012.

In the compact segment (comprising the Estilo, Swift and Ritz models), MSI witnessed 29.4 percent fall in sales at 17,147 units as against 24,290 units in the same month a year ago.

Sales of MSI's DZiRE model fell by 2.5 percent to 17,265 units from 17,707 units in the corresponding period a year ago.

The company's mid-sized sedan SX4's sales increased by 24.2 percent to 503 units from 405 units in the year-ago month, MSI said.

Luxury sedan Kizashi witnessed no buyer last month compared to sales of 12 units in May 2012, it added.

Sales of utility vehicles went down by 44.3 percent to 4,307 units from 7,734 units in the year-ago month. Sales of vans dipped by 24 percent to 7,172 units from 9,435 units in the same month last year.

MSI's total passenger car sales declined by 8.3 percent to 66,342 units in May from 72,309 units in the same month in 2012, it added.


First Published: Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 11:03
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