Domestic car sales up 23 pc, bikes rise 7 pc in Oct

Domestic car sales increased by 23.09 per cent to 1,72,459 units in October 2012 compared to 1,40,105 units in the same month last year.

According to the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), motorcycle sales last month went up by 6.71 per cent to 9,36,122 units from 8,77,270 units in the same month previous year.

Total two-wheeler sales in October 2012 rose by 12.26 per cent to 12,85,015 units from 11,44,716 in October 2011.

Total sales of commercial vehicles were also up by 7.59 per cent to 66,722 units from 62,013 units in the year-ago period, SIAM said.

Total sale of vehicles across categories registered an increase of 14.81 per cent to 16,53,703 units last month as against 14,40,409 units in October 2011, it added.

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