Indian auto sales up 10.61 percent

March 9th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Indian automobile manufacturers sold 1.04 million vehicles in Feburary, up 10.61 percent from 942,955 units sold in the same period last year, official data showed Monday.
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said passenger vehicle sales (excluding exports) during the month of February were 145,019, up 15.02 percent from 126,077 vehicles sold in the same period last year,

Total commercial vehicles (domestic) sold in the period under review were 31,069, down 31.68 percent from 45,478 units sold in the year-ago period.

Domestic two-wheeler sales in February totalled 836,926 up 12.66 percent from 742,856 units sold in the corresponding period last year.

Three-wheelers including goods carriers sold 29,989 up from 5.06 percent from 28,544.

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