Maruti sales down 4.4% in December

Maruti sales down 4.4% in December
Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today reported 4.4% decline in its total sales at 90,924 units in December 2013 as against 95,145 units in the same month previous year.

Domestic sales during the month stood at 86,613 units, up 5.5% from 82,073 units in December previous year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

Sales of mini passenger cars, including M800, Alto, A-Star and WagonR, were up 16.7% at 38,286 units in December as against 32,797 units in the year-ago period.

MSI said during the month, sales of its compact cars comprising Swift, Estilo and Ritz were at 19,171 units as against 22,482 units in the year-ago month, down 14.7%.

Sales of compact sedan Dzire grew by 18% to 15,427 units as against 13,076 units in December last year, the company said.

Mid-sized sedan SX4 saw sales decline by 17.6% to just 271 units during the month as compared to 329 units in December 2012.

Sales of utility vehicles, including Ertiga, Grand Virara and Gypsy, were at 5,146 units during the period as against 5,447 units, down 5.5%, in the year-ago month.

Van sales, consisting of Omni and Eeco, were at 8,312 units as compared to 7,897 units previous year, up 5.3%, it said. Exports in December were down 67% to 4,311 units from 13,072 units in the same month previous year, the company said.


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