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Old 2nd April 2010, 11:26   #1
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Default Maruti Suzuki sells over a million units in 2009-10

Maruti has sold over a million cars in the year 2009-10. A first for an Indian car manufacturer . More info from the press release:

New Delhi, April 1, 2010: Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 10,18,365 vehicles in 2009-10. This is the first time in Indian automobile history that a car company has sold over a million units in a financial year. This included 8,70,790 units sold in the domestic market, the highest ever by the company in a fiscal. The export sales of 1,47,575 units in the year were the highest ever annual exports by the company.

The total sales numbers in 2009-10 mark a growth of 29 per cent over last financial year. Maruti Suzuki’s total sale in 2008-09 was 792,167 units.

The domestic sales in the fiscal, in A2 segment grew by 23.8 per cent while in the A3 segment the sales growth was 30.8 per cent, as compared to 2008-09

The export numbers in the year were led by A-star. This fuel efficient compact car clocked over 1.27 lakh export sales in the fiscal. A-star was exported across Europe including United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands etc. The major non-European export markets are Algeria, Chile, Indonesia and neighbouring countries. South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia and Norway were new markets where Maruti Suzuki cars were exported during the year.

March 2010 sales

During March 2010, Maruti Suzuki sold total of 95,123 units, growing 11 percent over March 2009 (85,669 units). The March 2010 numbers include domestic sales of 79,530 units and the highest ever monthly exports of 15,593 units. The previous highest monthly exports were in August 2009 at 14,847 units.

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*Ritz launched in May 2009, Grand Vitara launched July 2009 and Eeco launched in January 2010

On March 23, 2010, Maruti Suzuki rolled out the one millionth car of the year 2009-10. This feat takes the company into a very select group of global automakers with such volumes.

Maruti Suzuki is now expanding its production capacity to reach 12,50,000 units (1.25 million) by 2012. In March 2010, the company announced an investment of Rs 1,700 Crore for expansion of the production facilities by 2.5 lakh units at its Manesar plant.

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Old 2nd April 2010, 16:57   #2
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Impressive ... considering we are at the fag end of a recession...

How do you think the BS IV mandating will leave these figures at the end of 2010-11? I think many of the leading topsellers will be effaced.

Our auto industry might be on the verge of an overhaul ... who knows what the new winds will bring?!
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