Led by record monthly domestic sales from Maruti Suzuki India, automobile manufacturers ushered in the festive season with robust sales in September.
While the country’s largest car maker posted 29.4 per cent increase in its domestic passenger vehicle sales in September, others including Mahindra & Mahindra, Ford India and Toyota Kirloskar Motor posted high single digit growth rates.
“The numbers are reflection of popularity, appreciation and acceptance of our range of models. Ciaz, Baleno, Vitara Brezza, S Cross continue to show good numbers and with customers support, they have emerged segment leaders,” MSI Executive Director Marketing & Sales R S Kalsi said.
He further said: “We remain committed to achieve double digit growth for the fiscal.”
The company’s sales of mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR models, were at 44,395 during the month as against 35,570 units in the year-ago period, up 24.8 per cent.
The compact segment comprising Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Baleno and Dzire models clocked sales of 50,324 units compared with 44,826 in September last year, up 12.3 per cent.