Vehicles wait in line to be refueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) at an Indraprastha Gas Ltd. gas station in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Passenger Vehicle Sales Drop In November

Domestic passenger vehicle sales declined 3.43 percent to 2,66,000 units in November from 2,75,440 units in the same period last year, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

Domestic car sales were down marginally to 1,79,783 units as against 1,81,435 units in November 2017, SIAM data showed.

Motorcycle sales, however, rose 9.36 percent last month to 10,49,659 units as against 9,59,860 units a year earlier.

The two-wheeler sales in November rose 7.15 percent to 16,45,791 units compared to 15,36,015 units in the year-ago month.

Sales of commercial vehicles were up 5.71 percent to 72,812 units in November, SIAM said.

Vehicle sales across categories registered a rise of 5.03 percent to 20,38,015 units from 19,40,462 units in November 2017, it said.