Maruti Suzuki India reports sales of 1,12,554 vehicles in November, translating into a 28.18 per cent increase vis-à-vis the year-ago period.
The environment minister had recently called SUVs as "criminals" and "Socially Useless Vehicles" for being bad emitters, fuelling a controversy in the auto sector.
While Toyota will be launching the Etios on Wednesday, Japanese major Nissan has also said it is readying a new sedan, based on a completely new platform.
The company's Thailand General Manager, Sompong Polchitcharoon, said the auto major expected to sell about 150 units a month of the Ace Super City Giant.
The auto major has registered growth of more than 63 per cent from January to November 2010, compared to the 61,321-units sale it made in the same period last year.
The ministry of new and renewable energy announces a 20 per cent financial incentive on the ex-factory price of electric cars and scooters sold in the country.
The US auto major's $23.1 billion initial public offer was the largest stake sale ever in the US. Through the offer, the US government has cut its stake in the company by half.
The company is planning to set up the new manufacturing facility that will take up the production to 10,000 units per month, from the current 5,000 units a month at its Chennai plant.
With over 70,000 units of the Tata Motors' small car on the roads at present, the company has left the option open for Nano customers to undertake the 'safe' step.
According to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, motorcycle sales in the country also grew for the month of October by 43 per cent to 8,76,810 units.