: Domestic sales at Maruti Suzuki India Ltd jumped 22% to 110,405 units in July over a year ago, India's car market leader said in a statement on Saturday.
The growth was led by a 33% increase in sales of the company's entry-level models, including the WagonR and the Alto, which rose to 37,752 units against 28,759 units in the yearago period. All other segments, including compact, supercompact and utility vehicles, too, also saw sales surge over a year ago. Maruti Suzuki plans to launch its maiden compact sport utility vehicle S-Cross on 5 August to take on Hyundai's Creta, the Ford Ecosport and Renault's Duster. The company's exports during the month, however, remained muted at 11,307 units against 11,287 units a year ago.
Car sales in India grew 1.53% in June, the slowest in five months. Industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers singled out annual plant maintenance shutdowns as the reason for putting the brakes on growth.