Maruti Suzuki August sales up 61.2 percent

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki Monday reported a 61.2 percent rise in August sales which stood at 87,323 units from 54,154 units sold in last year's corresponding month.

Exports during the period under review zoomed by 180.9 percent, 11,305 units from 4,025 units shipped overseas during the corresponding month of 2012.

Domestic sales were up 51.6 percent to 76,018 units during the month under review from 50,129 units sold in August 2012.

Mini-car segment that includes M800, Alto, A-Star and WagonR grew 45.1 percent at 32,019 units from 22,062 units sold in the same month of 2012.

Sale of compact cars Swift, Estilo and Ritz sky-rocketed by 187.3 percent at 17,409 units from 6,059 units the corresponding month of 2012. Sales of super compact segment, including Dzire, jumped 344.8 percent at 13,723 units from 3,085 units sold in August 2012.

While there was no buyer for luxury sedan Kizashi during the month under review, sales of the mid-sized sedan SX4 plummeted 22.1 percent to 348 units from 447 units sold in August 2012.

Sale of utility vehicles like Gypsy, Grand, Vitara and Ertiga dropped 33.7 percent to 4,563 units from 6,883 units sold in the corresponding period of last year.

The van segment (Omni and Eeco) declined 31.4 percent with 7,956 units from a sale of 11,593 units in August 2012.

The company's scrip at the Bombay Stock Exchange was trading 2.18 percent up at Rs.1,271.20 from its previous close of Rs.1,244.05 Friday.

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