Maruti Suzuki’s June sales up 2 percent

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday reported an increase of 1.8 percent in its total sales for June which stood at 114,756 units — up from 112,773 units sold in the corresponding month of 2014.

According to the company, domestic sales during the month under review rose by 1.6 percent at 102,626 units from 100,964 units sold in June, 2014.

Exports during June grew by 2.7 percent at 12,130 units from 11,809 units shipped out during the corresponding month of 2014.

The sales of passenger cars segment, which comprises brands like Alto, WagonR, Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Dzire, Dzire Tour, SX4 and Ciaz, inched up by 0.5 percent at 86,630 units from an off-take of 86,223 units in the corresponding month of last year.

The off-take of utility vehicles comprising of brands like Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga rose by 10.6 percent at 5,531 units from sales of 5,003 units in June, 2014.

The sales of van segment, which includes Omni and Eeco, increased by 7.5 percent at 10,465 units from an off-take of 9,738 units in the corresponding month of previous year.

The company’s scrip at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was trading up 0.64 percent or 25.55 points at Rs.4,048.25 per equity share around 2.00 p.m. from its previous close of Rs.4,022.70.

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