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Domestic car sales up 33% in August, bikes 19%

According to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, domestic passenger car sales jumped to 1,60,794 units and motorcycle sales rose to 7,27,542 units in August.

twitter-logo PTI   New Delhi     Last Updated: September 17, 2010  | 13:04 IST

Domestic passenger car sales jumped by 33.24 per cent to 1,60,794 units in August compared to 1,20,681 units in the same month last year.

According to the figures released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Thursday, motorcycle sales in the country during the month grew by 19.04 per cent to 7,27,542 units from 6,11,168 units in the same month last year.

Total two-wheeler sales in August increased 23.24 per cent to 9,57,304 units from 7,76,772 units in August 2009.

Sales of commercial vehicles jumped by 28.12 per cent to 52,030 units from 40,609 units in the year-ago period, SIAM said.

Total sales of vehicles across categories registered a growth of 25.24 per cent to 12,63,293 units in August as against 10,08,712 units in the same month last year, it added.

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