The country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India, today reported 66.57 per cent jump in its total sales at 87,807 units during October.
The company had sold 52,711 units during the same month last year.
In the domestic market, Maruti sold 76,359 units from 47,704 units in October 2008, an increase of 60.07 per cent, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.
Exports surged by over two-fold to 11,448 units from 5,007 units in the year-ago period, it added.
Sales of the company’s once bread and butter model M800 grew by 31.77 per cent at 3,040 units compared to 2,307 units in October 2008, while the A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed a 60.12 per cent growth at 56,005 units compared to 34,976 units in the same month a year ago, the release added.
A3 segment sales (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased 46.30 per cent to 8,741 units compared to 5,975 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said.
MSI’s passenger car sales rose 61.57 per cent at 76,106 units against 47,103 units in the same month in 2008, the filing said.