Maruti Suzuki's January sales down by 1.1 percent

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Passenger car major Maruti Suzuki Friday reported a marginal fall in overall sales including exports by 1.1 percent, which stood at 114,205 units sold in January from 115,433 sold in January 2012.

According to the company, its domestic sales increased by 2 percent in the month under review and stood at 103,026 units from 101,047 units sold in the like period of last year.

However, exports in the month under review grew by 22.3 percent and stood at 11,179 units from 14,386 sold in January 2011.

Segment-wise, passenger vehicle sales increased by 0.2 percent at 88,557 units from 88,377 in the same month last year.

Sales of utility vehicles, including brands like Gypsy, Grand Vitara and the recently launched Ertiga, skyrocketed at 6,095 units from 231 sold in the corresponding period of 2012.

Sales of vans, including Omni and Eeco, declined by 32.7 percent at 8,374 units from 12,439 in the like period last year.

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