Domestic Car Sales Gather Steam, Up 15% In September

New Delhi: Domestic passenger car sales rose 15.14 per cent to 1,95,259 units in September, from 1,69,590 in the same month last year.

Total passenger vehicle sales were up 19.92 per cent at 2,78,428 units in September, as against 2,32,170 a year ago.

According to figures released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) today, motorcycle sales in the country grew 16.33 per cent during the month to 11,86,770 units, from 10,20,204 in the corresponding month last year.

Total two-wheeler sales moved up 21.59 per cent to 18,68,993 units last month, from 15,37,104 in September 2015.

Sales of commercial vehicles, however, declined by 1.95 per cent to 61,621 units in the month under review, from 62,845 in the year-ago period, SIAM said.

Total sales of vehicles across categories registered an increase of 20.16 per cent to 22,60,992 units in September as against 18,81,643 units in the year-earlier month, it added.