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Maruti Suzuki launches compact SUV Vitara Brezza at Auto Expo 2016

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New Delhi: An Indian subsidiary of a leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has launched its latest compact SUV (sports utility vehicle) Vitara Brezza on the Indian turf.

The company showcased its new SUV at the ongoing Auto Expo 2016 being held here.

“Vitara Brezza is true to its category of a compact urban SUV,” said Kenichi Ayukawa, managing director and chief executive, Maruti Suzuki India.

“Built on a global Suzuki platform, Vitara Brezza has been conceptualized, designed and developed in India using Suzuki’s global development processes.”

According to the company, the new vehicle is expected to hit the Indian roads in about two months time.

The company said that the compact SUV has a localisation level of 98 percent. Vitara Brezza has been developed at a cost of Rs.860 crore.

“We believe this model appeals to Indian customers in its design, packaging and features. Vitara Brezza is Maruti Suzuki’s symbol of create in India.”

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Maruti Suzuki India reports near 33% drop in August sales

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New Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Sunday reported a 32.7% decline in sales at 1,06,413 units in August.

The company had sold 1,58,189 units in August last year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

Domestic sales declined by 34.3% at 97,061 units last month as against 1,47,700 units in August 2018, it added.

Sales of mini cars comprising Alto and WagonR stood at 10,123 units as compared to 35,895 units in the same month last year, down 71.8%.

Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, fell 23.9% at 54,274 units as against 71,364 cars in August last year.

Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 1,596 units as compared to 7,002 units earlier.

However, sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, rose 3.1% at 18,522 units as compared to 17,971 in the year-ago month, MSI said.

Exports in August were down by 10.8% at 9,352 units as against 10,489 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.

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