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Maruti June sales skid 12.6%; rival Hyundai accelerates 0.57%

Maruti June sales skid 12.6%; rival Hyundai accelerates 0.57%
The country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India on Monday reported 12.6 per cent decline in total sales in June this year at 84,455 units. The company had posted a total sales of 96,597 units in the corresponding month last year.

For June 2013, the city-based firm reported 7.8 per cent decline in domestic sales at 77,002 units, over 83,531 units in June, 2012, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement. MSI’s exports last month went down by 43 per cent to 7,453 units from 13,066 units in the year-ago period, it said.

Sales of the company’s mini segment cars, including the M800, A-Star, Alto and WagonR, declined by 8.4 per cent to 31,314 units from 34,198 units in June, 2012. In the compact segment (comprising the Estilo, Swift and Ritz models), MSI witnessed 7.2 per cent fall in sales at 20,996 units as against 22,624 units in the same month a year ago. Sales of MSI’s DZiRE model fell by 8.7 per cent to 12,548 units from 13,741 units in the corresponding period a year ago.

The company’s mid-sized sedan SX4’s sales declined by 23 per cent to 314 units from 408 units in the year-ago month, MSI said. Luxury sedan Kizashi witnessed no buyer last month compared to sales of 6 units in June 2012, it added.

Sales of utility vehicles went down by 11.4 per cent to 4,997 units from 5,638 units in the year-ago month. Sales of vans dipped by 1.2 per cent to 6,833 units from 6,916 units in the same month last year.

However, Maruti’s closest rival Hyundai Motor India Limited on Monday reported a 0.57 per cent increase in its total sales in June at 54,667 units as against 54,354 in the same month last year.

The company’s domestic sales stood at 30,610 units during the month, up 0.52 per cent from 30,450 units in June 2012, HMIL said in a statement.
Exports during the month were up by 0.64 per cent to 24,057 units from 23,904 units in the same month last year, it added.Commenting on the sales, HMIL Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing Rakesh Srivastava, said: ‘In these challenging times of industry degrowth, Hyundai has grown in volumes and market share on the strength of a strong product portfolio and customer focus of its channel partners’.
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