Maruti Suzuki Alto reaches 2 million sales milestone
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- 04:59 pm, June 15, 2012
It took 11 years and 9 months for the small car to cross the 20 lakh sales mark.
Maruti Suzuki has just announced that its highest selling model, Maruti Suzuki Alto has crossed a huge milestone of having sold 20 lakh units in just 11 years and 9 months, since the launch of the small car. This is the second model from the Indian automaker, which has been able to cross the 2 million sales mark. The first model to achieve this feat was the Maruti Suzuki 800.
The Alto, which has been rated as the highest selling car in the domestic market for the past seven years was also ranked at the highest selling car in the world for the past consecutive two years. The popular small cars was also the fastest to clock 10 lakh sales within 8 years and 3 months of its launch in 2000. In June 2012, Alto broke its own record by clocking the next ten lakh units within just three years and six months.
Maruti Suzuki Alto incidentally, also became the only car model in India to cross the 300,000 units sales mark in the year 2010-11 and then repeated this feat in 2011-12.
On the occasion, Mr Mayank Pareek, chief operating officer, marketing and sales, said, “Alto’s superior fuel efficiency, compact sleek design, good maneuverability and overall low cost of ownership are the attributes that make it the best car for the first time buyers. Alto as a complete package continues to win customer’s hearts and surprise everyone with its performance.”
First Published on 04:59 pm, June 15, 2012
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