Maruti Suzuki registers record sales in Jan 09

Harish Kumar

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

SegmentModelsJanuaryTill JanuaryApril'07 - March'08
20092008% Change2008-092007-08% Change
A1M800557154701.8%4287857455 -25.4%69553
COmni, Versa77598861 -12.4%6428674420 -13.6%89729
A2Alto, Wagon-R, Zen, Swift, A-star46899459572.0%405650413352 -1.9%499280
A3SX4, Esteem,
Total Passenger Cars66819 63227 5.7% 572104 585068 -2.2% 707897
MUVGypsy, Vitara186232 -19.8%5560302483.9%3921
Domestic67005 63459 5.6% 577664 588092 -1.8% 711818
Total Sales71779 68107 5.4% 627308 630730 -0.5% 764842
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