The domestic passenger car sales volumes decreased by 22.51 percent to 1, 80,675 units in March 2013 from 2, 33,151 units in the same month last year.
According to figures released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), motorcycle sales in the country diminished by 8.32 percent to 7, 79,878 units from 8, 50,637 units in the corresponding month of 2012.
Total two-wheeler sales decreased by 6.96 percent to 11, 01,058 units last month from 11, 83,425 units in March, 2012. Sales of commercial vehicles reduced by 6.04 percent to 84,956 units in the month under review from 90,416 units in the year-ago period, SIAM commented.
Total sales of vehicles across categories registered a plunge of 7.76 percent to 14, 86,522 units in March, as against 16, 11,525 units in the same month last year, it added.