Maruti Suzuki sales down 8.8 pc in June
In June, 2011, the national capital-based firm reported a 3.8 percent decline in sales in the domestic market to 70,020 units from 72,812 units in June, 2010, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.
MSI`s exports also declined by 32.7 percent to 10,278 units from 15,279 units in the year-ago period, the company added.
Sales of the company`s once bread-and-butter M800 model declined by 12.8 percent to 1,823 units from 2,090 units in June, 2010, the statement said.
The A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed a 2.4 percent increase in sales to 52,599 units from 51,418 units in the same month a year ago.
A3 segment sales (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) declined by 60.4 percent to 3,199 units from 8,081 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said.
During the month, the company suffered a 13-day long strike at its Manesar plant, where it mainly produces the Swift, Dzire and SX4. The firm suffered a production loss of 12,600 units due to the strike.
Last month, the company sold 32 units of its Kizashi luxury sedan, which was launched in February, 2011.
MSI`s total passenger car sales were down 6.4 percent to 57,653 units in June from 61,589 units in the same month of 2010, it added.