Maruti Suzuki India April domestic sales up 14.4%; exports up 19.1%

The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Tuesday reported 14.4 per cent increase in total sales at 1,72,986 units in April against 1,51,215 units in the year-ago month.

The company's domestic sales stood at 1,64,978 units, up 14.2 per cent from 1,44,492 units in April last year, MSI said in a statement.

Sales of mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR, witnessed a 2.8 per cent decline to 37,794 units during the month, under review from 38,897 units in April 2017, MSI said.

MSI said sales of mid-sized sedan Ciaz declined by 27.2 per cent to 5,116 units during the month.

Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, S-Cross and compact SUV Vitara Brezza increased marginally to 20,804 units in April from 20,638 units in the same month of 2017.

Sales of vans -- Omni and Eeco -- increased by 14 per cent to 15,886 units last month as against 13,938 units in the year-ago period.

Exports in April this year were up 19.1 per cent to 8,008 units as compared with 6,723 units in the same month last year, MSI said.