India's leading car maker, Maruti Suzuki on Monday reported a growth of 20.30 per cent in total sales at 96,597 units in the month of June. The car maker had sold 80,298 units in the same month last year, Maruti Suzuki said in a statement.
In June, the company recorded domestic sales at 83,531 units, compared to 70,020 units in the year-ago period, marking a rise of 19.30 per cent. Similarly, exports went up 27.13 per cent to 13,066 units last month from 10,278 units in the year-ago period, the company said.
Total passenger car sales in the domestic market increased by 23.11 per cent to 70,977 units from 57,653 units in the same month of 2011, it added. Sales of the company's mini-segment cars, including the M800, A-Star, Alto and WagonR, fell by 10.44 per cent to 34,198 units during the month from 38,183 units in June, 2011.
However, in the compact segment (comprising the Estilo, Swift and Ritz models), the company witnessed a 39.32 per cent jump in sales to 22,624 units from 16,239 units in the same month a year ago. Sales of the flagship DZiRE sedan increased by over five-fold to 13,741 units in June from 2,486 units in the same month last year, it added.
Mid-sized sedan SX4 sales slipped 42.78 per cent to 408 units last month from 713 units in June 2011. Luxury sedan Kizashi witnessed 81.25 per cent fall in sales at six units as against 32 units in the year-ago month.