Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker reported a marginal decline in its total sales for the month of October at 1,03,973 units as against 1,05,087 units in the corresponding month last year.
The domestic sales of the company rose to 97,069 units in October 2014, from 96,062 units in last October; registering a growth of one percent. The sales of mini passenger car segment of Maruti, which includes vehicles like M800, Alto, A-Star and WagonR declined by 9.2 per cent to 35,753 units as against the 39,379 in the same month last year, MSI said in a statement.
The compact car segment of Maruti also witnessed a plunge in October 2014, taking the sales figure of Swift, Estilo, Ritz and Dzire to 37,083 units in October, from 38,410 units last year. Maruti's super compact Dzire Tour sales were up by 42.4 percent during the month to 1,408 units, as against 989 units in October 2013.
Sales of the utility vehicles -- Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga dipped 16.7 per cent at 6,027 units in October, 2014, from 7,236 units in the corresponding month last year. Sales of the Omni and Eeco vans of Maruti stood at 10,453 units as against 9,786 units, which is up by 6.8 percent.
The export of the company also declined during October by 23.5 per cent to 6,904 units as compared to 9,025 units in October last year.
The company's newly launched Ciaz sales stood at 6,345 units in October, whereas in last October the company's SX4 sedan sales were at 262 units. Launched on 6 October, Maruti Ciaz has been priced in the range of ₹6.99 lakh - ₹9.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is offered in both diesel and petrol engine options.
Under the hood, Ciaz packs 1.3 litre Multijet diesel or 1.4 litre K Series petrol engine and is available in a total of ten trims, 6 petrol variants of V, V+, Z, Z(O), V+(AT) and Z AT and 4 diesel variants of V, V+, Z and Z(O).