Maruti's sales soar 30 pc in April

Maruti's sales soar 30 pc in April

The company had sold 71,748 units during the same month last year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

In the domestic market, Maruti sold 80,034 units from 64,857 units in April 2009, an increase of 23.40 per cent.

Exports surged by 89 per cent to 13,024 units from 6,891 units in the year-ago period, it added.

However, sales of the company's once bread-and-butter model M800 fell by 3.71 per cent at 2,258 units compared to 2,345 units in April 2009, the statement said.

The A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed 20.50 per cent growth at 56,416 units compared to 46,817 units in the same month a year ago.

A3 segment sales (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased by 41.44 per cent to 9,994 units compared to 7,066 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said.

MSI's total passenger car sales rose 24.03 per cent at 79,322 units in April as against 63,952 units in the same month in 2009, it added. PTI TR SHT 05011125

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