Maruti Suzuki’s June sales up 7.6%

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New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday reported a rise of 7.6 per cent in its monthly sales for June.

According to the company, its total sales during the month under review rose to 106,394 units from 98,840 units sold during the corresponding month of 2016.

Maruti’s domestic sales inched up by 1.2 per cent to 93,263 units from 92,133 units.

However, exports zoomed by 95.8 per cent with 13,131 units shipped out during June 2017, up from 6,707 units sold abroad in the like period of 2016.

Segment-wise, sales of passenger cars was lower by 3.6 per cent to 69,970 units against 72,551 units during June 2016.

The company’s passenger car segment comprises of brands like Alto, WagonR, Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire, Dzire Tour (old), and Ciaz.

Besides, sales of Maruti’s utility vehicles — brands like Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza — exponentially increased by 43 per cent to 13,879 units.

The off-take in the van segment, which includes brands like Omni and Eeco, decreased by 6.7 per cent to 9,208 units.

–IANS

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