India's largest car, maker Maruti Udyog, has recorded a 12.1 per cent fall in domestic sales at
26,264 units during April 2001 over 29,911 cars sold in the same month last year.
Reflecting on the general slowdown in the car market, Maruti's sales during April were down by 30.7 per cent as against 37,900 units sold in March 2001, a company statement said on Wednesday.
It sold 11,687 units of the entry level car 'Maruti 800' and 4,921 'Omni' vans.
Sales of premium small cars 'Zen', 'Alto' and 'Wagon-R' stood at 4,372 units, 1,453 units and 2,779 units respectively during April this year.
The company also sold 953 units of the mid-size car 'Esteem' and 99 premium mid-size 'Baleno' cars.
Maruti said it has improved its marketshare to 62 per cent from 56 per cent from April 2000 thereby consolidating its leadership position in the domestic car market.
The company has also achieved 42 per cent market share in the 'B' segment which comprises cars like Zen, Daewoo's Matiz and Hyundai Santro in April 2001.