A Maruti Suzuki Swift stands on display for sale (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Maruti Suzuki January Sales Up 4.8%; Exports Up 2.8%

The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. today reported 4.8 percent increase in total sales at 1,51,351 units in January compared to 1,44,396 units in the same month of 2017.

The company's domestic sales stood at 1,40,600 units, up 5 percent from 1,33,934 units in January 2017, the company said in a statement.

Sales of mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR, witnessed a 12.2 percent decline to 33,316 units during the month under review from 37,928 units in January 2017.

The auto major further said sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Dzire and Baleno jumped by 21.6 percent to 67,868 units last month, as against 55,817 units in the year-ago month.

Maruti Suzuki said sales of mid-sized sedan Ciaz declined by 22.5 percent to 5,062 units during the month.

Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, S-Cross and compact SUV Vitara Brezza increased by 26.8 percent to 20,693 units in January, from 16,313 units in the same month of 2017.

Sales of vans—Omni and Eeco—declined by 13.6 percent to 12,250 units last month as against 14,179 units in the year-ago period.

Exports in January were up 2.8 percent to 10,751 units as compared with 10,462 units in the same month last year, the company said.