Hero MotoCorp Ltd. Impulse motorcycles are displayed at a Pashupati Motors dealership in New Delhi, India (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)  

December Auto Sales: Maruti Suzuki Sales Decline The Most In Four Months; Bajaj Auto Outpaces Rivals

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TVS Motor Sales Rise 6%

TVS Motor Company Ltd.'s sales rose 6 percent year-on-year to 2.71 lakh units in December, according to its media statement on the exchanges.

Key sales highlights (YoY)

  • Total two-wheeler sales rose 4 percent to 2.58 lakh units.
  • Domestic two-wheeler sales rose 1 percent to 2.09 lakh units.
  • Scooter sales rose 9 percent to 91,480 units.
  • Three-wheeler sales rose 37 percent to 12,686 units.
  • Exports rose 26 percent to 60,262 units.

Ford India Sales Fall 18%

Ford India sold 24,420 vehicles in December, a fall of 18 percent from the year-ago month, according to its media statement.

Key sales highlights (YoY)

  • Domestic sales rose 14.8 percent to 5,840 units.
  • Exports fell 24.8 percent to 18,580 units.

Hero MotoCorp Sales Decline 4%

Hero MotoCorp Ltd.'s sales declined 4 percent on a yearly basis to 4.53 lakh units in December, according to its stock exchange notification.

Ashok Leyland Falls After December Sales Decline

Shares of Ashok Leyland fell as much as 2.2 percent to Rs 100.20. The truck and bus maker’s monthly sales fell the most in nearly two years in December.

The company’s sales in December declined 20 percent on a yearly basis to 15,493 units, according to its stock exchange notification.

Key sales highlights (YoY)

  • Sales of medium and heavy commercial vehicles segment fell 29 percent to 11,295 units.
  • Sales of light commercial vehicles rose 27 percent to 4,198 units.

Bajaj Auto Sales Rise 18%

Bajaj Auto Ltd. sold 3.46 lakh units last month, an increase of 18 percent from December 2017, according to its stock exchange filing.

Key sales highlights (YoY)

  • Domestic motorcycles sales rose 39 percent to 1.57 lakh units.
  • Overall motorcycles sales rose 31 percent to 2.98 lakh units.
  • Commercial vehicles sales fell 26 percent to 47,344 units.
  • Overall domestic sales rose 21 percent to 1.8 lakh units.
  • Overall exports rose 16 percent to 1.65 lakh units.