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Maruti Suzuki registers highest domestic sales in July 2016

Snapshot: Maruti Suzuki mid-size segment saw a steep rise of 145.9 percent at 5162 units in July.

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Country's largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki sold a total of 137,116 units in July 2016, growing 12.7 % over the same period of last fiscal, while in June this year, the manufacturer saw a 10 percent dip in its sales. This total sales includes 125,778 units of the domestic sales and 11,338 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of 121,712 units in July 2015, marking its highest-ever sales in a month in the domestic market.

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In its sales report, Maruti Suzuki has recorded a recorded 151.3 percent growth in the Utility vehicle segment at 17382 units in the month of July as against 6916 units in the corresponding month last year. The company sells Ertiga, Gypsy, S-cross, Vitara Brezza and Grand Vitara in the utility vehicle segment.

The company has recently delayed the launch of its hatchback Ignis by three to six months, in order to clear the backlog of about 1 lakh bookings for its Vitara Brezza and Baleno models in the market amid strained production capacity. Maruti have decided to launch its tallboy hatch Ignis in 2017 instead of introducing it this festive season. While the production of the Ignis has been put off to the last week of November.

In the mid-size segment, the company saw a steep rise of 145.9 percent at 5162 units in July compared to 2099 units same month last year. On the other hand, the automajor that is known for its small cars witnessed a decline of 7.2 percent in Mini segment where the company sells Wagon R and Alto, and a marginal growth of 4.1% in compact segment where it sells Celerio, Swift, Ritz, Baleno and Dzire.

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