Maruti sees sales dip marginally in Jan

NEW DELHI: The country’s largest carmaker reported a dip of 0.6% to sell 139,002 passenger vehicles in the local market in January.

The company had sold 139,844 units in the corresponding period of the last financial year.

While sales of mini cars Alto and S-Presso dropped 2.8% to 25,153 units, those of compact vehicles (WagonR, Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, DZire and Tour S) fell 8.8% to 76,935 units in the period under review. Sales of midsize sedan Ciaz grew 61.3% to 1,347 units in January.

The company sold 23,887 utility vehicles during the month, which is an increase of 45.1% over 16,460 units sold in the year-ago period. Meanwhile, sales of Eeco decreased 5.2% to 11,680 units.

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