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Maruti sales spurt in January

By , agencyfaqs! | In Advertising | February 02, 2001
Maruti Udyog has reported a 27.5 per cent rise in its sales in the country in January 2001

agencyfaqs! News Bureau
NEW DELHI
Nation's largest car maker Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL), on Thursday reported a 27.5 per cent rise in its sales in the country in the first month of the year 2001. At the end of January, MUL's domestic sales stood at 33,898 units, up from 26,590 cars sold in the same month last year.

A MUL spokesperson added that the January sales were higher by 48.6 per cent compared with December 2000 when it sold 22,799 cars in the country. However, he said cumulative sales for the period April-December 2000-2001 dropped by 14 per cent to 2.7 lakh cars over 3.1 lakh cars sold in the previous year.

The company's sales have touched 34,887 vehicles including exports of 878 cars in the review month, company sources said. In the competitive 'B' segment, Maruti sold 10,349 cars, which was 64 per cent higher than in January last year. It included 5,039 units and 3,693 units of the premium small cars Zen and Alto respectively and 1,617 units of the WagonR MAV.

The company also sold 16,731 units of its bread-and butter model Maruti 800 and 5,616 Omni vans. The mid-size car Esteem accounted for 1,045 units, while sales of premium mid-size car Baleno stood at 157 units. MUL also sold 111 units of its Gypsy multi-utility-vehicles during the month.

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