Mixed bag for two-wheeler sales in Dec

Hero MotoCorp clocked 4.99 L units as against 5.26 L

Mixed bag for two-wheeler sales in Dec
It was a mixed bag as far as sales numbers were concerned by major two wheeler companies. While Hero Motocorp registered a decline in volumes, TVS Motor Company registered an increase in sales during December.

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, clocked 4.99 lakh units of two-wheeler despatches in December 2015 as compared with 5.26 lakh units in December 2014.

As far as TVS Motor Company is concerned, the company recorded 4 per cent growth in total sales during December 2015, with total sales increasing from 1.94 lakh units  in December 2014 to 2.02 lakh units in December 2015.

Exports soar
Two-wheeler exports grew by 5.5 per cent with sales increasing from 24,556 units in December 2014 to 25,906 units in December 2015, TVS Motor Company said. Total two- wheeler sales during December increased by 5.2 per cent from 1.84 lakh units in December 2014 to 1.94 lakh units in December 2015. Motorcycle sales increased 1.22 per cent to 71,435 units last month compared with 70,573 in the same month a year ago.

Mahindra Two Wheelers (MTWL), part of the Mahindra Group, sold 12,112 units for December 2015.

The company’s domestic sales during December 2015 stood at 10,488 units while exports stood at 1,624 units, the company said.

Royal Enfield reported 41 per cent jump in its total motorcycles sales at 40,453 units during last month as against 28,634 units in December, 2014.

Domestic sales of the Chennai-based two-wheeler maker stood at 40,037 units during the month as against 28,179 units in the same month of 2014, a jump of 42 per cent.

Exports of Royal Enfield were at 416 units during the month as against 455 units in December 2014, down 9 per cent.

Eicher Motors said it closed last month logging  41 per cent volume growth. In a statement, the company said it sold 40,453 units last month as against 28,634 units sold in December 2014. Eicher Motors makes Royal Enfield mobikes.

However, the company’s exports went down to 416 units last month as against 455 units shipped out during December 2014.


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