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Maruti Suzuki's August sales up 26.9 percent

Posted on Sep 01 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Sep 1 : India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Monday reported a healthy sales growth of 26.9 percent in total sales, including exports, for August at 110,776 units.

The company sold 87,323 units in August 2013.

The company's domestic sales zoomed by 29.3 percent to 98,304 units during the month under review as compared to 76,018 units sold in the corresponding month of last year.

Maruti Suzuki exported 12,472 units last month, which was an increase of 10.3 percent from 11,305 units sold overseas during the corresponding month of 2013.

Sales in passenger cars segment, which comprises brands like Alto, WagonR, Swift, Ritz, Dzire, Celerio and SX4, were higher by 30.4 percent at 82,823 units sold from an off-take of 63,499 units in the corresponding month of 2013.

The off-take of utility vehicles like Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga was up by 20.3 percent at 5,491 units from sales of 4,563 units in August 2013.

Sales in van segment that includes brands like Omni and Eeco rocketed by 25.6 percent at 9,990 units from an off-take of 7,956 units in the corresponding month of 2013.

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