Festivals boost domestic car sales by 22% in October

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 11, 2015 01:17 IST
Buyers looking at new cars at a showroom in Chandigarh. (HT F)

Festivities finally brought some smiles on the faces of auto makers and dealers as domestic passenger car sales rose 21.80% to 1,94,158 units in October from 1,59,408 units in the same month a year ago.

Motorcycle sales rose 5.66% to 10,65,856 units in October as against 10,08,761 units sold during the same month last year, according to the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

Total sales of two-wheelers rose 13.31% last month to 16,56,235 units as against 14,61,712 units in October, 2014. Sales of commercial vehicles were up 12.73% to 58,596 units during last month, SIAM said.

This year saw more launches and facelifts as more than 10 new cars were pitted against each other to tap the potential buyers on the ‘mahurats’ of Dussehra, Navaratri/Durga Puja and also those booking for delivering by Diwali.

Vehicle sales across categories registered a 13.91% increase to 20,35,821 units in October from 17,87,160 units in the corresponding month, it added.

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