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Maruti Suzuki reports over two-fold increase in sales at 1,76,306 units in September




The country’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki India, on Saturday announced a two-fold increase in total wholesale sales to 1,76,306 units in September.

Hit by a massive shortage of electronic components, the company managed to ship 86,380 units in September 2021.

Last month, the company’s domestic sales more than doubled to 1,54,903 units from 68,815 units in September 2021, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

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Sales of minicars, including Alto and S-Presso, reached 29,574 units from 14,936 in the same month last year.

Similarly, sales of the compact segment, comprising the Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire models, increased to 72,176 units from 20,891 cars in September 2021.

Sales of the mid-size Ciaz sedan increased to 1,359 units from 981 units in September 2021.

Sales of commercial vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, reached 32,574 units from 18,459 vehicles last month, MSI said.

Exports jumped to 21,403 units from 17,565 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.