Maruti Suzuki's sales rise 12.7% in July

New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Monday reported a 12.7 percent increase in its total sales in July, to 1,37,116 units as compared to 1,21,712 units sold in the same month last year. The company in July posted its highest ever monthly domestic sales to 1,25,778 units, up 13.9 percent from 1,10,405 units sold in the year-ago month, the carmaker said in a filing to BSE. In July, sales of mini segment cars fell by 7.2 percent to 35,051 units as compared to 37,752 units sold in July 2015. The company said its total passenger cars sales in the month grew by only 2.2 percent to 93,634 units as compared to 91,602 units sold in the corresponding month last year. Sales of utility vehicles soared by a whopping 151.3 percent to 17,382 units in July this year from 6,916 units in the corresponding month last year while sales of vans grew 24.1 percent to 14,748 units in July as against 1,887 units in the same month last year. Exports during the month increased marginally by 0.3 percent to 11,338 units as compared to 11,307 units in July last year, the carmaker said.