Maruti Suzuki Nov car sales dip 24.3 percent

December 1st, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The automobile sales of India’s leading car maker Maruti Suzuki declined 24.3 percent in November this year compared to sales in the same month last year, a company statement said here Monday.The company sold 52,711 vehicles in November this year as compared to 69,699 in the like period a year ago, the statement said.

However, the company’s volumes in the domestic sedan segment, called the A3 segment, which comprises SX4, Esteem and Swift D’zire models, grew by 40.3 percent from 4,260 cars in November last year to 5,975 this year.

The sales in the high-end small car segment, called the A2 segment, comprising Alto, Wagon-R, Zen, Swift, and A-Star models declined 26.6 percent from 47,641 in 2007 to 34,976 this year.

The company’s car exports, however, grew 11.7 percent from 4,483 cars in November last year to 5,007 this year.

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