A view of the traffic during morning rush hour in Bangalore, India. (Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Passenger Vehicle Sales Rise 20% In May

Domestic passenger vehicle sales rose 19.65 percent to 3.01 lakh units in May from 2.51 lakh units in the corresponding month of 2017, according to SIAM data.

Domestic car sales were up 19.64 percent to 1.99 lakh units as against 1.66 lakh units in May 2017, data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) showed.

Motorcycle sales last month rose 15.16 percent to 12.21 lakh units as against 10.60 lakh units a year earlier. Total two-wheeler sales in May rose 9.19 percent to 18.5 lakh units compared to 16.94 lakh units in the year-ago month.

Sales of commercial vehicles were up 43.06 percent to 76,478 units in May, SIAM said. Vehicle sales across categories registered a rise of 12.13 percent to 22.82 lakh units from 20.35 lakh units in May 2017, it added.

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