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Maruti Suzuki Jan sales down 1% at 114,205 units

Exports also down by 22% to 11,179 units last month from 14,386 units in the year-ago period

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The country's largest car maker India (MSI) today reported a 1.06% decline in its total sales at 114,205 units in January 2013.

The company had sold 115,433 units in the corresponding month last year, MSI said in a statement.

In January last year, MSI had recorded domestic sales of 103,026 units compared to 101,047 units in the year-ago period, registering a rise of 1.96%, it added.

MSI's exports, however, went down by 22.29% to 11,179 units last month from 14,386 units in the year-ago period, the company said.

Total passenger in the domestic market grew marginally to 88,557 units from 88,377 units in the same month of 2012.

Sales of the company's mini-segment cars, including M800, A-Star, Alto and WagonR, fell by 10.68% to 46,479 units during the month from 52,036 units in January last year.

In the compact segment (comprising Estilo, Swift and Ritz models), MSI witnessed a dip of 6.79% in sales to 24,006 units from 25,756 units in the same month a year ago, MSI said.

Sales of MSI's DZiRE model increased by 97.52% to 17,060 units in January from 8,637 units in the same month last year, it added.

MSI's mid-sized sedan SX4 sales, however, went down by 47.81% to 1,012 units last month from 1,939 units in January 2012, the statement said.

Luxury sedan Kizashi witnessed no buyers during the month against sale of 9 units in the year-ago period, MSI said.

MSI also sold 6,095 units of utility vehicles, comprising Gypsy, Ertiga and Grand Vitara, compared to 231 units in the year-ago period, registering a rise of over 26-fold.

Sales of Omni and Eeco, however, dipped by 32.68% to 8,374 units from 12,439 units in January 2012.

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