New York: The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Thursday reported 85.46 per cent increase in total sales at 1,03,108 units in October. The company had sold 55,595 units in the same month in 2011, the company said in a statement. In October, MSI recorded domestic sales of 96,002 units compared to 51,458 units in the year-ago period, registering a rise of 86.56 per cent, it added.
MSI's exports went up by 71.77 per cent to 7,106 units last month from 4,137 units in the year-ago period, it said. Total passenger car sales in the domestic market rose by 93.75 per cent to 79,811 units from 41,192 units in the same month of 2011. Sales of the company's mini-segment cars, including M800, A-Star, Alto and WagonR, increased by 68.87 per cent to 42,233 units during the month from 25,009 units in October 2011.
In the compact segment (comprising the Estilo, Swift and Ritz models), MSI witnessed an over two-fold rise in sales to 22,459 units from 10,859 units in the same month a year ago. Sales of MSI's DZiRE model increased by nearly three-fold to 14,389 units in October from 5,001 units in the same month last year, it said. MSI's mid-sized sedan SX4 sales were up by over two-fold to 695 units last month from 320 units in October 2011. Luxury sedan Kizashi witnessed over 11-fold increase in sales at 35 units as against 3 units in the year-ago month.