New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Monday reported 9.84 percent increase in total sales at 93,988 units for September.

The company had sold 85,565 units in the same month last year.

In September, MSI recorded a domestic sales of 88,801 units compared to 78,816 units in the year-ago period, registering a rise of 12.67 percent, the company said in a statement.

However, MSI's exports went down 23.14 percent to 5,187 units last month from 6,749 units in the year-ago period, it said.

Total passenger car sales in the domestic market rose by 3.43 percent to 68,957 units from 66,667 units in the same month of 2011, it added.

Sales of the company's mini-segment cars, including M800, A-Star, Alto and WagonR, increased by 4.89 percent to 39,150 units during the month from 37,324 units in September last year.

However, in the compact segment (comprising the Estilo, Swift and Ritz models), MSI witnessed a 9.68 percent fall in sales to 17,813 units from 19,722 units in the same month a year ago.

Sales of MSI's DZiRE model increased by 24.26 percent to 11,694 units in September from 9,411 units in the same month last year.

MSI's mid-sized sedan SX4 sales were up 46.94 percent to 288 units last month from 196 units in September 2011.

Luxury sedan Kizashi witnessed 14.29 percent fall in sales at 12 units as against 14 units in the year-ago month.


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