NEW DELHI Jan 25 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
, India's biggest carmaker by sales volume, said its
third quarter profit more than doubled, its first increase in 18
months after a torrid period marked by a strike, plant shutdowns
and a demand slowdown.
Maruti, controlled by Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp,
said profit for the Oct-Dec quarter was 5.01 billion rupees
($93.30 million), up from 2.05 billion rupees in the same
quarter of 2011. Sales rose 46 percent to 109.57 billion rupees.
($1 = 53.6950 Indian rupees)
(Reporting by Anurag Kotoky; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)