New Delhi: The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India's sales declined for the seventh consecutive month with the firm on Monday reporting 7.1 per cent fall in December last year to 92,161 units.

The company had sold 99,225 units in the same month in the previous year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.
The national capital-based company recorded sales of 77,475 units in the domestic market last month, down 13.4 per cent from 89,469 units in December, 2010.

MSI's exports, however, jumped by 50.5 per cent in December, 2011, to 14,686 units from 9,756 units in the year-ago period, the company added.

Total passenger vehicles car sales declined by 8.4 per cent to 69,329 units last month from 75,652 units in the same month of 2010, it added.

Sales of the company's mini-segment cars, including the M800, A-Star, Alto and WagonR, declined by 15.6 per cent to 38,593 units from 45,733 units in December, 2010.

In the compact segment (comprising the Estilo, Swift and Ritz models), MSI witnessed a marginal increase in sales to 20,653 units from 20,557 units in the same month a year ago.

Sales of MSI's DZiRE model grew by 6.8 per cent to 9,189 units from 8,601 units in the corresponding period a year ago.

In addition, MSI's mid-sized sedan SX4's sales increased by 10.8 per cent to 843 units from 761 units in the year-ago month. Luxury sedan Kizashi witnessed sales of 51 units.