New Delhi, April 2 -- Vehicle sales in India fell in March due to tepid demand in both urban and rural areas. This has led to most of the automakers, including Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, missing their sales growth projections for the justended fiscal year. Maruti Suzuki said on Monday that its total sales in March fell 0.7% year-on-year to 147,613 vehicles.

Maruti Suzuki said on Monday that its total sales in March fell 0.7% year-on-year to 147,613 vehicles.

Sales for the year ended March 31 increased by a modest 6.1% to about 1.75 million vehicles as the company missed its revised forecast of an 8% growth. This is the first time since FY14 that India's largest passenger vehicle maker has missed its sales forecast.

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