Maruti Suzuki October sales up 4.5% at 1,53,435 units; compact car sales rise 16%

  • The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Friday reported a 4.5 percent increase in total sales at 1,53,435 units in October

  • Domestic sales also grew 4.5 percent to 1,44,277 units last month as against 1,38,100 units in October 2018, it added

  • Exports in October were 5.7 percent up at 9,158 units as against 8,666 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said

New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Friday reported a 4.5 percent increase in total sales at 1,53,435 units in October.

The company had sold 1,46,766 units in October last year, MSI said in a statement.

Domestic sales also grew 4.5 percent to 1,44,277 units last month as against 1,38,100 units in October 2018, it added.

Sales of mini cars comprising Alto, WagonR and newly launched S-Presso stood at 28,537 units as compared to 32,835 units in the year-ago month, down 13.1 percent.

Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, grew 15.9 percent to 75,094 units as against 64,789 units in October last year.

Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 2,371 units as compared to 3,892 units in the same month last year, down 39.1 percent.

Sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, were at 23,108 units as compared to 20,764 units in the year-ago period, MSI said.

Exports in October were 5.7 percent up at 9,158 units as against 8,666 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.

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Updated Date: Nov 01, 2019 14:13:08 IST