New Delhi: Auto making giant Maruti Suzuki India on Monday came out with a prèss release stating that they saw a hike of 4.40 percent in April sales to 97,155 units.

Sales for the same month last year stood at 93,058 units, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) informed.  

The country's largest car-maker company recorded sales of 87,144 units in the domestic market last month, an 8.88 per cent increase from 80,034 units in April, 2010.

MSI's exports, however, declined by 23.13 per cent in April to 10,011 units from 13,024 units in the year-ago period, a company official added.

Sales of the company's once bread-and-butter model M800, went up 11.96 per cent to 2,528 units during the reporting period from 2,258 units in April, 2010.

It is also reported that sales in the A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz) witnessed 1.82 per cent growth to 57,443 units from 56,416 units in the same month a year ago.

A3 segment sales (comprising the SX4 and DZiRE models) increased by 39.07 per cent to 13,899 units from 9,994 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company official said.

 MSI's total passenger car sales rose 7.63 per cent to 73,905 units in April from 68,668 units in the same month in 2010, it added.