Maruti Suzuki India sales climb 27.1% in January

Maruti Suzuki India sales climb 27.1% in January

01/02/2017 14:16

India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) on Wednesday reported a growth of 27.1 per cent in its total sales in January at 1,44,396 vehicles as compared to 1,13,606 vehicles during the same period a year ago.

The domestic sales of carmaker rose by 25.9 per cent to 1,33,934 vehicles during January month, as against 1,06,383 vehicles in January 2016.

Further, its exports during the month grew by 44.8 per cent to 10,462 vehicles, as compared to 7,223 vehicles in January last year.

MSIL’s mini segment car sales, including Alto and WagonR surged by 10.9 per cent to 37,928 vehicles as compared to 34,206 vehicles in the year-ago month, the company said in a statement.

Sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Celerio, Baleno, Ritz, Ignis and Dzire jumped by 25.2 per cent to 55,817 vehicles in January 2017, from 44,575 vehicles last year.

MSIL said sales of its super compact Dzire Tour, however, slipped 15.3 per cent during the month-under-review at 3,001 vehicles, as compared to 3,545 vehicles in January previous year.

The sales of the company’s mid-sized Ciaz in January this year, climbed 20.2 per cent, at 6,530 vehicles, as against 5,431 vehicles in the same period last year.

Moreover, MSIL’s utility vehicles sales, including Gypsy, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and S-Cross jumped 101 per cent to 16,313 vehicles in January 2017, as against 8,114 vehicles in the corresponding month of 2016.

The sales of the company’s vans segment, including Omni and Eeco witnessed a surge of 34.9 per cent to 14,179 vehicles in January month, as compared to 10,512 vehicles during the same period of 2016, the company said.

Meanwhile, shares of the company were trading at Rs 6,086 apiece, up 3.21 per cent, from previous close on BSE at 14:20 hours.

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