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Maruti Suzuki sales surge 27 pc to 1,11,748 units


New Delhi:  Country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today reported a 29.6 per cent rise in total sales in April at 1,11,748 units against 86,196 units in the corresponding period last year.

The company said its domestic sales increased by 27.3 per cent during the month to 1,00,709 units against 79,119 units in April 2014.

Sales of mini segment cars, including, Alto and WagonR, rose 35.9 per cent to 35,403 units compared with 26,043 units in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement.

The company said sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz, Dzire rose by 8.7 per cent to 42,297 units in April this year against 38,926 units last year.

MSI said sales of its compact sedan Dzire Tour rose over two-fold during the month under review to 1,826 units against 741 units in April 2014.

The sales of company’s mid-sized sedan Ciaz, which was launched in October, stood at 4,662 units. The company had sold 76 units of SX4 sedan in April 2014. There was no sale of premium sedan Kizashi during the month.

Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga, declined  by 11.2 per cent at 4,452 units in April this year from 5,011 units last year.

Sales of vans, Omni and Eeco, rose by 45 per cent to 12,069 units in April compared with 8,322 units last year. Exports during the month rose by 56 per cent to 11,039 units compared with 7,077 units in April 2014, MSI said.

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