Maruti Suzuki reported a strong increase of 9.7% in total auto sales for November this year due to strong sales of its Dzire Tour model and compact cars.
Total sales increased to 120,824, comprising 110,599 units in the domestic market and 10225 units in exports.
Sales of compact cars — including Swift, Celerio, Baleno, Dzire and Ritz — jumped 19.5% to 44,626 units in November.
It is not clear how much the launch of the Baleno helped.
However, mini cars — Alto and WagonR — continued to underperform with a 4.7% decline.
Dzire Tour also increased to 3,363 units, a rise of 69% on year.
Exports inched up 1% to 10,225.
Ciaz, the sedan, sold around 5,500 units November, comparable to itis figure last year, which was around 5,200.