Maruti Suzuki’s September sales up 31%

Maruti Suzuki’s September sales up 31%

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday reported a 31.1 per cent increase in sales for September.

According to the company, its sales during the month under review stood at 149,143 units from 113,759 units sold in the like period of last year.

“At 149,143 units, the company posted its highest ever total sales in September. In addition, this is also the company’s highest ever domestic monthly sales,” the automobile manufacturer said in a statement.

For last month, the company’s domestic sales surged by 29.4 per cent to 137,321 units from 106,083 units sold during the corresponding period of 2015.

In addition, exports zoomed by 54 per cent with 11,822 units shipped out — from 7,676 units sold abroad in September last year.

Segment-wise, sales of passenger cars rose by 19.7 per cent to 105,236 units – from 87,916 units sold in the corresponding period of 2015.

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

Besides, sales of utility vehicles which comprises of brands like Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza exponentailly increased by 191 per cent to 18,423 units.

Off-take in the van segment, which includes brands like Omni and Eeco, grew by 15.1 per cent to 13,618 units.

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