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Maruti Suzuki’s July sales up over 20%

New Delhi : Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday reported a rise of 20.6 per cent in its monthly sales for July 2017.

According to the company, its total sales during the month rose to 165,346 units from 137,116 units sold during the corresponding month of 2016.

Maruti’s domestic sales edged higher by 22.4 per cent to 154,001 units from 125,778 units.

However, exports inched-up by 0.1 per cent with only 11,345 units shipped out during July 2017, down from 11,338 units sold abroad in the like period of 2016.

Segment-wise, sales of passenger cars was higher by 19.4 per cent to 111,803 units against 93,634 units during July 2016.

The company’s passenger car segment comprises of brands like Alto, WagonR, Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire, Dzire Tour (old), and Ciaz.

Besides, sales of Maruti’s utility vehicles — brands like Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza — exponentially increased by 48.3 per cent to 25,781 units.

The off-take in the van segment, which includes brands like Omni and Eeco, increased by 6.6 per cent to 15,714 units.

IANS