Maruti Suzuki India, the largest Indian car maker, has registered a 9.7 per cent growth in overall sales volumes for November. MSIL sold 1,20,824 units in November 2015 as against the 1,10,147 units sold in November last year.
The sales of Alto 800, Alto K10 and the WagonR put together have dropped by 4.7 per cent while the hatchbacks Celerio, Swift, Ritz and Baleno and the compact sedan Dzire put together have sold 44,626 units with a 19.5 per cent growth. Sales of the SX4 and Ciaz sedans are steady at about 5,000 units a month. The utility segment that includes the Ertiga and the recently launched S-Cross has grown by 57 per cent over last year, while the exports have been steady at about 10,000 units a month.
The growth in the November sales can be attributed to the festive season that ended with Diwali in mid-November. It is also evident from the sales figures that the favourite segment for the Indian car buyers has moved upwards from the Altos and WagonRs to the Swifts and the Dzires. The Indian manufacturing industry has grown by as much as 9 per cent according to latest reports, and the healthy sales trend will certainly serve as a boost for the automobile industry .