Maruti Suzuki India reported that its domestic sales increased by 0.8 per cent to 1,06,383 units as against 1,05,559 units in January 2015. While total sales in January stood at 1,13,606 units as against 1,16,606 units in the same month in 2015, a decline of 2.6%.
Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga, increased by 26.2 per cent to 8,114 compared to 6,432 units in 2015. Omni and Eeco sales increased by 3.9 per cent to 10,512 units compared to 10,113 units in January 2015.
Exports during the month declined 34.6 per cent to 7,223 units compared 11,047 units in January 2015. Sales of passenger cars declined 1.4 per cent to 87,757 units compared to 89,014 units in January, 2015.
“Domestic sales would have been higher, but lesser number of working days in January 2016 impacted overall production and dispatch”, the company said.