The company said its domestic sales increased marginally during the month to 96,062 units as against 96,002 vehicles in October 2012. Sales in mini-car segment, including M800, Alto, A-Star and WagonR, declined by 6.8 percent to 39,379 units as compared to 42,233 in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement.

The company said sales in the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Ritz declined by 1.2 percent to 22,188 units in October 2013 as against 22,459 units in the same month in 2012. MSI said sales of its popular compact sedan Dzire rose by 19.6 percent during the month under review at 17,211 units as against 14,389 in October 2012.

The company's mid-sized sedan SX4 registered a decline of 62.3 percent to 262 units as against 695 in the same month in 2012. There was no sale of premium sedan Kizashi during the month. Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga, stood at 7,236 units in October 2013, down 2.2 percent from 7,400 units in the corresponding month in 2012.

Sales of vans, Omni and Eeco, rose by 11.3 percent to 9,786 units in October 2013 as compared to 8,791 units in the same period of 2012. Exports during the month rose by 27 percent to 9,025 units as compared to 7,106 units in October 2012, MSI said.

(Agencies)

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