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Maruti Suzuki June sales up 36% to 1.4 mn units; compact cars lead the way

Sales of vans -- Omni and Eeco -- grew by 32.3 per cent to 12,185 units last month as against 9,208 units in the year-ago period

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Maruti Suzuki

The country's largest car maker India (MSI) on Sunday reported a 36.3 per cent increase in total sales at 1,44,981 units in June as against 1,06,394 units in the year-ago month.

The firm's domestic sales stood at 1,35,662 units, up 45.5 per cent from 93,263 units in June last year, MSI said in a statement.

Sales of mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR, witnessed a growth of 15.1 per cent at 29,381 units from 25,524 units in June 2017, MSI said.

The auto major further said sales of compact segment cars comprising Swift, Estilo, Dzire and Baleno jumped by 76.7 per cent to 71,570 units last month as against 40,496 units in the June last year.

Sales of mid-sized sedan Ciaz declined by 60 per cent to 1,579 units during the month as compared to 3,950 units in the same month last year.

Utility vehicles, including Ertiga, S-Cross and compact SUV Vitara Brezza, sales rose by 39.2 per cent to 19,321 units in June, from 13,879 units in the same month of 2017.

Sales of vans -- Omni and Eeco -- grew by 32.3 per cent to 12,185 units last month as against 9,208 units in the year-ago period.

Exports in June this year dropped by 29 per cent to 9,319 units as compared to 13,131 units in the same month last year, MSI said.

The company said sales of its LCV Super Carry witnessed over 7-fold increase to 1,626 units last month as compared to 206 units in June 2017.

First Published: Sun, July 01 2018. 13:06 IST