Maruti sales decline 1% at 1,17,908 units in December
Country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Sunday reported 1% decline in total sales at 1,17,908 units in December 2016 as against 1,19,149 units in the year-ago period.
The company's domestic sales stood at 1,06,414 units, down 4.4% from 1,11,333 units in December 2015, MSI said in a statement.
Sales of mini segment cars, including, Alto and WagonR, declined by 15.3% to 31,527 units during the month under review as compared to 37234 units in December 2015, MSI said in a statement.
The auto major further said that sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz, Dzire and Baleno declined by 8.6% to 43,295 units last month as against 47,354 units in the year-ago period.
MSI also said, sales of its compact sedan Dzire Tour declined by 29.2% during the month under review at 2559 units. Sales of mid sized sedan Ciaz increased by 30.6% to 3,711 units during the month.
Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, S-Cross and compact SUV Vitara Brezza however surged 75.3% to 16,072 units in December 2016 from 9,168 units in the corresponding month of 2015.
Sales of vans -- Omni and Eeco -- declined by 17.1% to 9,224 units in December 2016 as compared to 11,122 units in the same period of 2015.
However, Exports during the month under review increased by 47.1% to 11,494 units as compared to 7,816 units in December 2015, MSI said.
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