Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Ertiga does the trick for Maruti, sales up 3 percent



Maruti Suzuki does it once again, with the launch of Ertiga, the car maker manages to cross the previous years Sales and thereby records a Sales growth of 3% when compared to April 2011.

Maruti Suzuki India reported 3.4 per cent increase in sales to 1,00,415 units during April, 2012. The company had sold 97,155 units in April last year. The domestic sales were up 3.6 per cent at 90,255 units last month, compared to 87,144 units in the same month last year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

 The exports increased 1.5 per cent to 10,160 units in April, from 10,011 units in the year-ago period, MSI added. Total passenger car sales in the domestic market declined by 1.3 per cent to 72,939 units last month from 73,905 units in the same month of 2011, it added. Sales of mini-segment cars, including the M800, A-Star, Alto and WagonR, fell by 26.4 per cent to 30,720 units during the month, as against 41,744 units in April, 2011.

 However, in the compact segment (comprising the Estilo, Swift and Ritz models), MSI witnessed a 43 per cent jump in sales to 26,072 units, from 18,227 units in the same month a year ago. Sales of MSI's DZiRE model last month increased by 31.5 per cent to 15,510 units, from 11,797 units in April last year.

 MSI's mid-sized sedan SX4's sales slipped by 69.8 per cent to 634 units from 2,102 units in the year-ago month. Luxury sedan Kizashi witnessed 91.4 per cent fall in sales at 3 units as against 35 units in the same month last year.

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