Maruti posts record exports

Chennai: Car market leader Maruti Udyog exported 6,682 cars during June 2003, the highest ever export in its history.

The company achieved a 50-per cent growth in sales in June 2003. It sold 35,780 units during the month.

During the first quarter Maruti sold 90, 698 units — an increase of 37 per cent as compared to previous year's first quarter figures. For the past nine months Maruti's sales has been growing continuously.

According to the company the growth in June 2003 has taken place across all models and segments. Sales of Maruti 800 touched 13,126 units in June 2003. This is 56 per cent higher than in June 2002.

With this, the total sales of Maruti 800 in the first quarter (April-June 2003) were 40,777 units. However, the highlight of the first quarter of this fiscal has been the strong performance by Maruti's three premium compact cars.

In June Maruti sold 2,452 Altos and 2,978 WagonRs. For the first quarter the company sold 8,143 Altos and 10, 512 WagonRs. Sales of the Zen touched 14,239 units in April-June 2003. In June 2003, its sales stood at 4,909 units.