Passenger Vehicle Sales Dip 17% In April: SIAM Data
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. technicians work on the assembly line for the Suzuki-Maruti Alto compact car at their Gurgaon factory near New Delhi. (Photographer: Sondeep Shankar/Bloomberg News)

Passenger Vehicle Sales Dip 17% In April: SIAM Data


Domestic passenger vehicle sales declined 17.1 percent to 2.47 lakh units in April from 2.99 lakh units in the year-ago month.

Domestic car sales declined 19.9 percent to 1.60 lakh units compared to over 2 lakh units sold in April 2018, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

Motorcycle sales last month declined 11.8 percent to 10.8 lakh units as against 12.3 lakh units sold a year earlier. Total two-wheeler sales in April declined 16.4 percent to 16.4 lakh units compared to 19.6 lakh units in the year-ago month.

Sales of commercial vehicles were down 5.9 percent to 68,680 units in April, SIAM said. Vehicle sales across categories registered a decline of 15.9 percent to little over 20 lakh units from 23.80 lakh units in April 2018, it added.

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