Mini segment (Alto, Old WagonR) continued to decline with 42.6 per cent decline last month to 20,085 units while compact segment (New WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno, Dzire) was down 22.7 per cent to 57,179 units.Overall domestic sales dipped 24.8 per cent to 115,452 units as compared to 153,550 units in September 2018. For the company, the sales have crossed one lakh mark and are higher than last month sales. It had sold 97,061 units in August. Exports had also declined 17.8 per cent to 7,188 units last month. The company is now planning to push exports. “Not only does it (exports) help increase total volumes, it’s a natural hedge against currency fluctuations,” said RC Bhargava, chairman of Maruti Suzuki. “However, it’s not possible to quickly increase or decrease exports. Over time we will increase exports,” Bhargava had informed ET earlier.
The company’s total year-to-date sales (April-Sept) also witnessed a downfall of 24 per cent to 740,911 units as against 975,327 units in the same period last year.
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