Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Maruti Suzuki total sales down 3% in April 2013, exports are the culprit

Maruti Suzuki numbers are out for the month of April 2013. The country's largest carmaker suffered sales down of 3%, the only culprit being the export market. The carmaker sold 97,302 units in April 2013 whereas it sold 100,415 units during the same month last year.

In the domestic market, sales were at 90,523 units a marginal rise over 90,255 units as registered during April 2012. MSI's exports last month went down by 33.28 per cent to 6,779 units from 10,160 units in the year-ago period, the company said.

However, sales of the company's mini segment cars, including the M800, A-Star, Alto and WagonR, rose by 13.69 per cent to 34,927 units from 30,720 units in April, 2012.

In the compact segment (comprising the Estilo, Swift and Ritz models), MSI witnessed 17.40 per cent fall in sales at 21,535 units as against 26,072 units in the same month a year ago.

Sales of MSI's DZiRE model increased by 25.38 per cent to 19,446 units from 15,510 units in the corresponding period a year ago.

In addition, MSI's mid-sized sedan SX4's sales slipped by 5.21 per cent to 601 units from 634 units in the year-ago month, MSI said.

Luxury sedan Kizashi witnessed no buyer last month compared to sales of three units in April 2012, it added.

Sales of utility vehicles went down by 4.92 per cent to 5,318 units from 5,593 units in the year-ago month. Sales of vans dipped by 25.82 per cent to 8,696 units from 11,723 units in the same month last year.

MSI's total passenger car sales increased 4.89 per cent to 76,509 units in April from 72,939 units in the same month in 2012, it added.


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