Maruti Suzuki’s August sales up 6.4 percent

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Leading automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday reported a 6.4 percent increase in its sales for August, 2015.

The company sold 117,864 units during the month under review from an off-take of 110,776 units in the corresponding month of 2014.

The automobile manufacturer’s sales during July had risen by 20 percent with the company selling a total of 121,712 units.

Domestic sales during the month under review rose by 8.6 percent at 106,781 units from 98,304 units sold in August, 2014.

Exports plunged by 11.1 percent in the month under review with 11,083 units being shipped-out from 12,472 units being sold abroad during the corresponding month of 2014.

The exports during July had risen by a mere 0.2 percent at 11,307 units.

The sales of passenger car segment surged 4.4 percent to 86,454 units being sold during last month from 82,823 units off-take in the like period of last year.

The company’s passenger car segment comprises of brands like Alto, WagonR, Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Dzire, Dzire Tour, SX4 and Ciaz.

The off-take of utility vehicles which comprises of brands like Gypsy, Ertiga and the new crossover S Cross rose by 42.7 percent at 7,836 units from sales of 5,491 units in Agust, 2014.

The sales of van segment, which includes Omni and Eeco, increased by 25 percent at 12,491 units from an off-take of 9,990 units in the corresponding month of previous year.

The company’s scrip at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) declined by 1.88 percent at Rs.4,089.25 around 2.00 p.m. from its previous close of Rs.4,167.50 on Monday.

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