Maruti Suzuki car sales up 61.2%


India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki, reported on Monday a 61.2 percent year-on-year jump in overall vehicle sales for August, with car sales more than doubling.

The venture invested in by Suzuki Motor Corp. said combined domestic and international sales of cars, utility vehicles and vans jumped to 87,323 units from 54,154 a year earlier.

Domestic sales surged 51.6 percent to 76,018 units, compared with 50,129 a year earlier, while exports saw a 180.9 percent leap to 11,305 units, up from 4,025 in August 2012.