>> Monday, February 2, 2009
Car market leader, Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL), announced a rise of 5.39% in its sales for the month of January 2009. The car maker sold 71,779 vehicles in January 2009 as against 68,107 vehicles in January 2007.
For the month of January 2009, domestic sales of the company increased by 5.58% to 67,005 vehicles. Its exports during the month rose 2.71% to 4,774 vehicles.
During the month, the company`s A3 segment consisting of SX4, Esteem and Desire increased 2.24 times to 6,590 vehicles The total sales for the passenger car segment rose 4.09% to 65,819 vehicles.
The company disclosed that this was its highest ever domestic and total sales in January 2009. It further disclosed that its previous highest monthly domestic sales were 65,216 units in November 2007 and its previous highest total sales of 71,772 units was registered in March 2007. - MyIRIS