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Maruti sales dip marginally in February at 1,48,682 units

Domestic sales were up marginally 0.9 percent at 1,39,100 units last month as against 1,37,900 units in the year ago month.

Maruti sales dip marginally in February at 1,48,682 units

New Delhi: The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Friday reported a marginal decline of 0.8 percent in total sales in February the month of February.

The company had sold 1,49,824 units in February last year as compared to 148,682 units this February, MSI said in a statement.

Domestic sales were up marginally 0.9 percent at 1,39,100 units last month as against 1,37,900 units in the year ago month, it added.

Exports in February were down by 19.6 percent at 9,582 units as against 11,924 units in the corresponding month last year, Maruti said.

Sales of mini cars comprising Alto were at 24,751 units as compared to 33,789 units in February last year, down 26.7 percent.

However, sales of compact segment, including models such as Wagon R, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, were up 11.4 percent at 72,678 units as against 65,213 units in February last year, the company said.

Sales of mid-sized sedan Ciaz were down 37 percent at 3,084 units as compared to 4,897 units in the same month a year ago.

Utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga posted 7.4 percent rise at 21,834 units as compared to 20,324 units in the year-ago month, MSI said.