Maruti notches 12.2% rise in Nov sales, but compacts decline

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), the country's largest carmaker, today reported a 12.2 per cent rise in total sales for November at 1,35,550 units, as against 1,20,824 units in the corresponding month of 2015.

The company's domestic sales stood at 1,26,325 units, up 14.2 per cent from 1,10,599 units in November 2015, MSI said in a statement.  

Sales of mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR, increased by 8.1 per cent to 38,886 units as compared to 35,981 units in the year-ago month, it said.

Maruti said sales in the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz, Dzire and Baleno increased by 10.8 per cent to 49,431 units in November this year as against 44,626 units last year.

Sales of the compact sedan Dzire Tour declined by 10.3 per cent during the month under review at 3,017 units. Sales of the mid-sized sedan Ciaz also declined by 1.4 per cent to 5,433 units during the month.

Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, S-Cross and compact SUV Vitara Brezza, however, surged 98.1 per cent to 17,215 units in November this year, from 8,688 units in the corresponding month last year.

Sales of vans - Omni and Eeco - declined by 1.6 per cent to 12,238 units in November this year as compared to 12,432 units in the same period of the previous year.

Exports during the month under review declined by 9.8 per cent to 9,225 units as compared to 10,225 units in November last year, MSI said.