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S-Cross, Baleno drive Maruti Suzuki’s strong October auto sales

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Maruti Suzuki India sold a total of 134,209 units in October 2015, a growth of 29.1 per cent.

This includes 121,063 units in the domestic market and 13,146 units in exports.

The Company had sold a total of 103,973 units in October 2014.

The biggest jump was seen in the sales of compact cars, which includes Swift, Ritz, Celerio and Baleno. Baleno was launched last month.

Ciaz sales declined as the company had launched the car in October last year and seen strong initial demand. However, Ciaz sales were still decent at 5,890. However, given that October was a festival month, bookings could be seen as slightly disappointing.

Maruti Suzuki also sold 9,435 Utility Vehicles – a category that has seen the recent addition of the first real SUV from India’s largest carmaker — the S-Cross. Last year, it had sold only 6,027 utility vehicles.

Category : Sub-segment
Models
Oct
Till Oct
April’14 – March’15
 
2015
2014
% Change
2015-16
2014-15
% Change
A: Mini
Alto, WagonR
37595
35753
5.2%
253383
237474
6.7%
425742
A: Compact
Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Baleno, Dzire
51048
37083
37.7%
315640
289759
8.9%
495999
A: Super Compact
Dzire Tour
3418
1408
142.8%
21098
8431
150.2%
18639
A: Mid-Size
SX4, Ciaz
5890
6345
-7.2%
29810
8522
249.8%
33151
Total A: Passenger cars   
97951
80589
21.5%
619931
544186
13.9%
973531
B: Utility vehicles
Gypsy, Ertiga, Grand Vitara, S-Cross
9435
6027
56.5%
46068
38396
20.0%
68198
C: Vans
Omni, Eeco
13677
10453
30.8%
84027
72817
15.4%
128973
Total Domestic Sales 
121,063
97,069
24.7%
750,026
655,399
14.4%
1170702
Total Export Sales 
13,146
6,904
90.4%
78,847
70,366
12.1%
121713
Total Sales (Domestic + Export) 
134,209
103,973
29.1%
828,873
725,765
14.2%
1292415

 

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