Maruti Suzuki India, the country’s largest carmaker, on Monday posted a 19.5 percent jump in total sales at 1,51,215 units in April. The auto maker had sold 1,26,569 units in the corresponding period a year ago. Maruti Suzuki’s domestic sales rose 23.4 percent during the month to 1,44,492 units compared to 1,17,045 units in April 2016. Sales of mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR, were up 21.9 percent at 38,897 units, from 31,906 units a year ago, the company said in a statement.
The company said sales in the compact segment – comprising Swift, Estilo, Dzire, Baleno and Ignis – increased 39.1 percent to 6,35,84 units in April this year as against 45,700 units in the corresponding month of 2016. Sales of mid-sized sedan Ciaz rose 23.2 percent to 7,024 units during the month. Sales of utility vehicles, including Ertiga, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza, rose 28.6 percent to 20,638 units in April from 16,044 units in the corresponding month last year.
The company posted a decline of 4 percent in sales of vans, Omni and Eeco, at 13,938 units last month compared to 14,520 units in the year-ago month. Exports during the month too declined 29.4 percent to 6,723 units from 9,524 units in April last year, Maruti Suzuki India said. ALSO READ: Maruti aims to capture compact sedan market with its new Dzire launch