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Domestic passenger vehicle sales rise 5.22% in December; car sales slip but motorcycle sales rise 40.31%

New Delhi: Domestic passenger vehicle sales rose 5.22 percent to 2,39,712 units in December from 2,27,823 units in December 2016.

Domestic car sales, however, declined marginally to 1,58,326 units as against 1,58,617 units in December 2016, according to the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Motorcycle sales last month rose 40.31 percent to 7,88,156 units as against 5,61,710 units a year earlier.

Total two-wheeler sales in December rose 41.45 percent to 12,87,592 units compared to 910,276 units in the year-ago month.

Sales of commercial vehicles were up 52.62 percent to 82,362 units in December, SIAM said.

Vehicle sales across categories registered a rise of 36.39 percent to 16,66,646 units from 12,21,969 units in December 2016, it added.

For the January-December 2017 period, passenger vehicle sales rose 8.85 percent to 32,29,109 units as compared with 29,66,603 units in 2016.

Car sales rose 5.13 percent to 21,68,151 units last year as compared with 20,62,357 units in 2016.

Updated Date: Jan 18, 2018 16:47 PM

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