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Domestic Car Sales Down 0.3% In March


New Delhi: Domestic passenger car sales declined 0.3 per cent to 1,75,730 units in March from 1,76,260 units in the same month last year.

However, motorcycle sales grew last month by 10.15 per cent to 9,46,758 units as against 8,59,521 units a year ago, according to data released today by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

Total two-wheeler sales in March rose by 10.92 per cent to 14,67,714 units as against 13,23,184 units in the same month last year.

Sales of commercial vehicles were up 22.03 per cent to 79,865 units in March, SIAM said.

Vehicle sales across categories registered a growth of 10.76 per cent to 18,55,663 units from 16,75,450 units in March 2015, it added.

For the entire fiscal 2015-16, domestic car sales grew by 7.87 per cent to 20,25,479 units compared with 18,77,706 units in the 2014-15.

Total two-wheeler sales were up 3.01 per cent for the fiscal at 1,64,55,911 units, up from 1,59,75,561 units in the previous year.

Motorcycle sales for the fiscal, were down 0.24 per cent to 1,07,00,466 units from 1,07,26,013 units in corresponding fiscal.

Sales of commercial vehicles were up 11.51 per cent to 6,85,704 units as against 6,14,948 units 2014-15.

Vehicle sales across categories were up 3.78 per cent at 2,04,69,385 units in 2015-16 from 1,97,24,371 units in the previous fiscal.


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