In a recession hit market, when other car models are struggling to get a decent market share, Maruti Suzuki Alto has registered highest ever sales in March. For the 11th time, the car crossed 23,000 mark in a month by selling 23,569 units.
In March 2008, the Alto had sold 19,482 units and this year it has witnessed a rise of 20.98 percent. In the history of Indian car industry, the cars that have crossed 20,000 units mark in a month are the Maruti 800 and the Alto.
According to a Maruti Suzuki official, "The model is very successful among the people and we sold 2.12 lakh units of the car in 2008-09." He further added that Alto was the first car brand to sell over 2 lakh units in the domestic market in a single financial year 2006-07.
In 2008, Maruti Alto had recorded excellent sales by crossing 10 lakh units mark since its launch in September 2000. Out of the total sales, 1.87 Lakh units have been sold in the global car markets.