January Auto Sales: Maruti Suzuki Sales Rise 1.6% At 1,54,123 Units
Customers look inside a Maruti Suzuki XL6 MPV at the company’s NEXA showroom in the Ambattur district of Chennai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

January Auto Sales: Maruti Suzuki Sales Rise 1.6% At 1,54,123 Units

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The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. on Saturday reported a 1.6 percent increase in sales at 1,54,123 units in January.

The company had sold 1,51,721 units in January last year, Maruti Suzuki India said in a statement.

Domestic sales rose 1.7 percent at 1,44,499 units last month, as against 1,42,150 units in January 2018, it said.

Sales of mini cars comprising Alto and WagonR stood at 25,885 units as compared to 23,360 units in the same month last year, up 10.8 percent.

Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, rose 11.6 percent at 84,340 units as against 75,571 cars in January last year.

Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 835 units as compared to 2,934 units earlier.

However, sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, declined 26.6 per cent at 16,460 units as compared to 22,430 in the year-ago month, the carmaker said.

Exports in January were up marginally at 9,624 units as against 9,571 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.

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