Domestic car sales down 9.59% in 2013, first in 11 years

Jan 09 2014, 14:05 IST
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Domestic passenger car sales declined to 1,32,561 units in Dec compared with 1,38,835 units sold in the year-ago month. Express Domestic passenger car sales declined to 1,32,561 units in Dec compared with 1,38,835 units sold in the year-ago month. Express
SummaryCar sales last year fell to 18,07,011 units from 19,98,703 units in the previous year.

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Market leader Hero MotoCorp saw its sales down 3.88 per cent at 4,53,532 units. Rival Bajaj Auto also witnessed a decline of 31.66 per cent at 1,35,567 units last month.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), however, saw its bike sales grow by 22 per cent to 1,15,537 units.

Scooter sales in December 2013 were up 29.86 per cent to 3,01,714 units as against 2,32,343 units in December 2012.

Segment leader HMSI saw sales up by 59.89 per cent to 1,67,147, while Hero MotoCorp also witnessed 10.44 per cent increase to 61,298 units. TVS Motor also saw its scooter sales grow by 39.54 per cent to 40,136 units during the month.

Total two-wheeler sales in December 2013 grew by 2.32 per cent to 11,63,465 units from 11,37,081 units in the same period of 2012.

Total sales of commercial vehicles were down by 25.53 per cent to 46,757 units from 62,786 units in the year-ago period, SIAM said.

Total sale of vehicles across categories registered a decline of 1.21 per cent to 14,31,632 units in December 2013 as against 14,49,203 units in the same month of 2012, it added.

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