NEW DELHI (TIP):
Maruti Suzuki India, the country’s largest carmaker, on Thursday reported 11.4% decline in total sales in April to 86,196 units, against 97,302 units in the same month last year. The company said its domestic sales declined by 12.6% during the month to 79,119 units as against 90,523 units in April 2013.
Sales of mini segment cars, including M 800, Alto, A-Star and Wagon R, declined 25.4% to 26,043 units as against 34,927 units in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement. The company said sales of the compact segment, comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz, rose 9.9% to 23,659 units in April this year as against 21,535 units last year.
MSI said sales of its popular compact sedan Dzire declined 17.7% during the month under review to 16,008 units as against 19,446 units in April 2013. Mid-sized sedan SX4 registered a decline of 87.4% to 76 units as against 601 units in the same month last year. There was no sale of premium sedan Kizashi during the month.