Maruti Suzuki posts 2.4% rise in car sales in December on higher demand for compact models

  • In a regulatory filing, Maruti said it sold 124,375 vehicles in the domestic market in December as compared to 121,479 vehicles sold in the same month a year back

  • After including exports and sales to other original equipment manufacturer (OEM), the firm clocked a 3.9 percent rise in sales to 133,296 vehicles

  • During April-December, Maruti said its domestic sales were down near 17 percent at 1.1 million units

New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday reported a 2.4 percent rise in car sales in the domestic market during December, as higher demand for compact models such as New WagonR offset a slump in small cars.

In a regulatory filing, Maruti said it sold 124,375 vehicles in the domestic market in December as compared to 121,479 vehicles sold in the same month a year back.

After including exports and sales to other original equipment manufacturer (OEM), the firm clocked a 3.9 percent rise in sales to 133,296 vehicles.

Its popular models such as Alto, which are categorised by the company as 'mini' cars, saw sales drop 13.6 percent to 23,883 pieces. This was more than offset by a near 28 pe cent rise in its 'Compact' category cars such as New WagonR, Swift, Celerio and Dzire to 65,673.

Mid-sized Ciaz saw a 62.3 percent drop in sales to 1,786 while utility vehicles such as Gypsy and Ertiga posted a 17.7 percent rise to 23,808.

During April-December, Maruti said its domestic sales were down near 17 percent at 1.1 million units.

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Updated Date: Jan 01, 2020 15:09:41 IST