Car and bike sales soar


Domestic passenger car sales jumped by 30.38 per cent to 1,69,082 units in September, compared to 1,29,684 units in the same month last year.

According to the figures released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) today, motorcycle sales in the country during the month grew by 15.50 per cent to 7,78,352 units from 6,73,893 units in the same month last year.

Total two-wheeler sales in September increased by 19.93 per cent to 10,05,162 units from 8,38,152 units in September 2009.

Sales of commercial vehicles jumped by 29.56 per cent to 59,455 units from 45,889 units in the year-ago period, SIAM said.

Total sales of vehicles across categories registered a growth of 21.63 per cent to 13,29,086 units in September, as against 10,92,687 units in the same month last year, it added.