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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.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

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.

JLR September sales up 28% at 61,047 units
Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover today reported 28 per cent increase in retail sales with 61,047 units in September.

The month's performance was driven by strong sales of the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, the Range Rover Evoque and the Jaguar F-PACE, as well as solid sales in China, Tata Motors said in a BSE filing.

The Jaguar brand sold 17,640 units in September, up 70 per cent from the year-ago month, reflecting the strong launch of the F-PACE as well as continued solid sales of the XE, it added.

Land Rover's September sales were at 43,407 vehicles, up 17 per cent year-on-year, driven by strong sales of Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque which retailed at 12,838 units and 11,761 units, respectively.

The company said Jaguar Land Rover delivered solid retail sales growth across all key regions year-on-year, with China up 50 per cent, Europe up 32 per cent, the UK up 30 per cent, North America up 23 per cent and other overseas markets up 3 per cent.

Published Date: Oct 07, 2016 12:24 PM | Updated Date: Oct 07, 2016 12:24 PM