Maruti sales fall 1% at 1,17,908 units in December 2016

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New Delhi, January 1
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) reported a fall of 1 percent in total sales on Sunday at 1,17,908 units in December 2016 as against 1,19,149 units in the year-ago period.
The company’s domestic sales stood at 1,06,414 units, down 4.4 per cent from 1,11,333units in December 2015, MSI said in a statement.
Sales of mini segment cars, including, Alto and WagonR, declined by 15.3 per cent to 31,527 units during the month under review as compared to 37234 units in December 2015, MSI said in a statement.
The auto major further said that sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz, Dzire and Baleno declined by 8.6 per cent to 43,295 units last month as against 47,354 units in the year-ago period.
MSI also said, sales of its compact sedan Dzire Tour declined by 29.2 per cent during the month under review at 2559 units. Sales of mid sized sedan Ciaz increased by 30.6 per cent to 3,711 units during the month.
Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, S-Cross and compact SUV Vitara Brezza however surged 75.3 per cent to 16,072 units in December 2016 from 9,168 units in the corresponding month of 2015.

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