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New Delhi, Mar 2: Country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today reported 8.7 per cent increase in total sales in February at 1,18,551 units as against 1,09,104 units in the same period of last year. The company said its domestic sales increased by 8.2 per cent during the month to 1,07,892 units as against 99,758 units in February 2014. Maruti Suzuki Alto is world’s best selling car Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Emerges Top-selling MPV, Crosses 5.5 Lakh Sales in 2 Years in India
Sales of mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR, rose 7.1 per cent to 39,988 units as compared to 37,342 units in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement. The company said sales of compact segment cars, comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz and Dzire, declined by 6.4 per cent to 42,778 units in February this year as against 45,721 units in same period last year. MSI said sales of its compact sedan Dzire Tour rose by 95.7 per cent during the month under review at 2,552 units as against 1,304 units in February 2014. Also Read - Big Boy Toyz Becomes India’s 1st Automobile Digital Platform, Turns Into Global Encyclopedia For Car Lovers Across World
The sales of mid-sized sedan Ciaz, which was launched in October 2014, stood at 5,410 units. The company had sold 228 units of SX4 sedan in February 2014. There was no sale of premium sedan Kizashi during the month. Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga, rose by 12.1 per cent at 5,863 units in February this year from 5,231 units in the corresponding month last year. Sales of vans — Omni and Eeco — rose by 13.8 per cent to 11,301 units in February this year as compared to 9,932 units in the same period of previous year. Exports during the month rose by 14 per cent to 10,659 units as compared to 9,346 units in February last year, MSI said.