Maruti Suzuki registers record sales in Jan 09

Harish

Harish Kumar,

Hi, I’m Harish Kumar, fondly known as Harry. Two words explain me – Car Nut.

Recession??? Yeah…Even recession fears India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki. Maruti Suzuki India Limited achieved its highest ever domestic and total sales in January 2009. In January 2009, the company sold 67,005 units, in the domestic market, up 5.6% over corresponding month last fiscal. The previous highest monthly domestic sales were 65,216 units in November 2007.

In January 2009, the company exported 4774 units.In all, the company sold 71,779 vehicles in January 2009, up 5.4% over corresponding month last fiscal. The previous highest Total Sales were registered in March 2007 (71,772 units)

Contributing to the bulk of sales will be the strong performances of the Swift, A-Star, Dzire and the evergreen Alto. The Sx4 will receive a huge boost if it gets the brilliant 90bhp 1.3 Multijet which has not found its way under the Sx4’s bonnet yet. Expect a premium edge when the Kizashi comes in later this year or in 2010.

The sales figures for January 2009 are given below

Segment Models January Till January April’07 – March’08
2009 2008 % Change 2008-09 2007-08 % Change
A1 M800 5571 5470 1.8% 42878 57455 – 25.4% 69553
C Omni, Versa 7759 8861 – 12.4% 64286 74420 – 13.6% 89729
A2 Alto, Wagon-R, Zen, Swift, A-star 46899 45957 2.0% 405650 413352 – 1.9% 499280
A3 SX4, Esteem,
Dzire
6590 2939 124.2% 59290 39841 48.8% 49335
Total Passenger Cars 66819 63227 5.7% 572104 585068 – 2.2% 707897
MUV Gypsy, Vitara 186 232 – 19.8% 5560 3024 83.9% 3921
Domestic 67005 63459 5.6% 577664 588092 – 1.8% 711818
Export 4774 4648 2.7% 49644 42638 16.4% 53024
Total Sales 71779 68107 5.4% 627308 630730 – 0.5% 764842
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