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Domestic car sales up 6.7%, bikes by 4.97% in July


Domestic passenger car sales jumped by 6.7% to 143,496 units in July 2012 compared to 134,473 units in the same month in 2011.

According to the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) motorcycle sales in last month grew by 4.97% to 821,821 units from 782,852 units in the same month previous year.

Total two-wheeler sales in July 2012 increased by 7.45% to 11,32,696 units from 1,054,120 units in the same period of previous year.

Total sales of commercial vehicles rose by 1.2% to 65,008 units from 64,234 units in the year-ago period, SIAM said.

Total sale of vehicles across categories registered a growth of 7.52% to 1,446,959 units in July 2012 as against 1,345,644 units in the same month of 2011, it added.