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Auto Sales Clock Up Yet Another Record in September

By Motortrend India Staff   |   08 October,2010

Domestic automobile sales broke yet another record in September, with SIAM stating that the total vehicles sold in the country last month at 13,29,086 units was better than the mark set in August this year.

The industry had witnessed a total sales of 12,63,293 units in August this year. The overall vehicles sold in the domestic market during September grew by 21.63 per cent from 10,92,687 units in the same month last year. Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said the record number in September was driven by best ever monthly sales achieved in passenger cars, motorcycles and total two-wheelers segments.

According to SIAM, domestic passenger car sales jumped by 30.38 per cent to 1,69,082 units in September compared to 1,29,684 units in the same month last year. The September sales were the best ever monthly sales, bettering the previous best of 1,60,794 units in August this year.

Hyundai Motor India had sales of 31,751 units, up 14.20 per cent from September last year. Tata Motors’ sales grew by 30.12 per cent to 20,561 units.

Similarly, motorcycle sales of 7,78,352 units, up 15.50 per cent to from 6,73,893 units in the same month last year was also a record. The previous highest of 7,27,542 units was achieved in August this year.

Sales of commercial vehicles jumped by 29.56 per cent to 59,455 units from 45,889 units in the year-ago period. During August, the country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India posted domestic sales of 81,060 units, up 28.52 per cent from the same month last year, SIAM said.

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