Maruti sales top 100,000 a month for first time

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Passenger car major Maruti Suzuki Tuesday reported a 27.9 percent jump in sales for May at 102,175 units compared to 79,872 vehicles it sold in the year-ago period.

This is the first time the car maker has ever sold over 100,000 units in a month, its previous highest monthly sale figure being 96,650 units in February.

‘During May, domestic sales stood at 90,041 units in the domestic market, up 27.2 percent over the corresponding month last year. This is the highest ever domestic sales in a month,’ the company said in a statement.

Exports during the month grew 33.5 percent at 12,134 units.

Sales in the compact car (A2) segment comprising Alto, Wagon-R, Zen, Swift, Ritz and A-Star grew 16.6 percent at 62,679 units over May 2009.

Sales of models in its mid-sized (A3) segment comprising SX4 and D’Zire rose 60.5 percent to 10,883 cars while it sold 12,953 vehicles of its C segment which comprises of Omni, Versa, and the Eeco which was launched in January this year.

The Maruti scrip was ruling 3.35 percent up at Rs.1,278.35 at the Bombay Stock Exchange, having touched an intra-day high of Rs.1,281.45.

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