Domestic passenger car sales rose 12.87 percent to 172,671 units in December from 152,986 units in the same month a year ago.
Motorcycle sales declined 5.93 percent to 724,807 units last month from 770,519 units a year ago, according to the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).
Total two-wheeler sales in December declined 3.10 percent to 11,67,633 units as against 12,04,942 units in the same month last year.
Sales of commercial vehicles were up 11.45 percent to 56,840 units in December 2015, SIAM said.
Vehicle sales across categories registered a marginal decline to 15,02,314 units from 15,04,944 units in December 2014, it added.