Maruti Suzuki India, on Thursday reported 3.7 percent rise in total sales in September
Maruti Suzuki India, country’s largest carmaker, on Thursday reported 3.7 percent rise in total sales in September at 1,13,759 units as against 1,09,742 units sold in the same month last year. Domestic sales increased by 6.8 per cent during the month to 1, 06,083 units as against 99, 290 units in September, 2014, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement. Sales of mini segment cars, including, Alto and WagonR, increased marginally to 35,570 units as compared to 35,547 units last year same time. The company said sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz and Dzire increased by 3.5 per cent to 44,826 units in September this year as against 43,304 units last year. MSI said sales of its compact sedan Dzire Tour surged over two-fold during the month under review at 3,229 units as against 1, 221 units in September, 2014. The sales of mid-sized sedan Ciaz, which was launched in October, 2014, stood at 4,291 units. The company had sold 1,375 units of SX4 sedan in September, 2014. There was no sale of premium sedan Kizashi during the month. The company said it sold 3,600 units of its newly launched premium crossover S-Cross during the last month. Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga, rose by 5.9 per cent at 6,331 units in September this year from 5,980 units in the corresponding month last year. Sales of vans, Omni and Eeco, declined marginally to 11,836 units in September this year as compared to 11,863 units in the same period of previous year. Exports during the month declined by 26.6 per cent to 7,676 units as compared to 10,452 units in September last year, MSI said, adding that overseas shipment of around 3,500 units was delayed last month.