M&M auto sales up 34% in October



Auto maker Mahindra & Mahindra today (M&M) reported 34.38 per cent jump in its total sales in October at 34,495 units.

The company had sold 25,670 units in the corresponding month of 2009, M&M said in a statement.

In the domestic market, the company registered a rise of 32.41 per cent at 32,491 units compared to 24,538 units in the year-ago period, it added.

Total sales of M&M utility vehicles, including Scorpio, Xylo, Bolero and Pick-Ups, stood at 15,908 units, as against sales of 13,114 units in October 2009, up 21.31 per cent.

Sales of the Logan sedan went up by over two-fold to 1,079 units during the month, from 401 units in the same month a year ago.

The company said sales of three-wheeler Gio and Maxximo mini-trucks during October jumped by 30.96 per cent to 5,410 units from 4,131 units during the same month last year.

Light commercial vehicle sales from Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd during the month, however, stood at 817 units, as against 841 units in the same month a year ago, a fall of 2.85 per cent.

M&M's exports during the month jumped over two-fold to 2,004 units, as against 882 units during October 2009.