Maruti Suzuki sales jump 13% in April

The logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited is seen on a glass door at a showroom in New Delhi The logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited is seen on a glass door at a showroom in New Delhi Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today posted a 13.3% rise in total sales in April at 1,26,569 units as against 1,11,748 units last year.

The company's domestic sales increased by 16.2% during the month to 1,17,045 units as against 1,00,709 units in April 2015.

Sales of mini-segment cars including, Alto and WagonR, however, declined 9.9% to 31,906 units compared with 35,403 units in the year-ago period, MSI said in a statement.

The firm said sales of compact segment, comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz, Dzire and Baleno increased by 8% to 45,700 units in April as against 42,297 units a year ago.

MSI said sales of compact sedan Dzire Tour increased by 73.8% during the month under review to 3,173 units as against 1,826 units in April 2015. Sales of mid-sized sedan Ciaz rose by 22.3% to 5,702 units during the month.

Sales of utility vehicles including Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, S-Cross and recently launched compact SUV Vitara Brezza surged over threefold to 16,044 units from 4,452 units.

Besides, sales of vans, Omni and Eeco, rose 20.3% to 14,520 units in April compared with 12,069 last year.

Exports during the month declined by 13.7% to 9,524 units as against 11,039 units a year ago.