Maruti Suzuki Alto 40 lakh sales up!

Maruti has sold over 40 lakh units of the Alto in 2 decades.

Maruti Suzuki is celebrating a new sales milestone. The carmaker claims to have sold over 40 lakh units of the Alto.

This year, Maruti is also celebrating 20 years since the launch of the Alto in India. The model was introduced in 2000 and four years later, it became India’s best selling car. It has emerged as the largest selling model in the passenger car segment every year since the past 16 years.

By 2008, Maruti had sold 10 lakh units of the Alto. In 2012, Maruti introduced the Alto 800. During the same year, sales crossed the 20 lakh mark. By 2016, 30 lakh units were sold.

According to Maruti, 59% of Alto sales came from upcountry markets. This has now increased to 62% for the current year. The car has been exported to over 40 countries including markets in Latin America, Africa and South Asia.

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