June car sales up 16%, motorcycle dips by over 17%

June car sales up 16%, motorcycle dips by over 17%
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First Published: Tue, Jul 10 2007. 12 36 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Jul 10 2007. 12 36 PM IST
By PTI
New Delhi: Domestic passenger car sales in June grew by 16.36% at 94,002 units as against 80,784 units in the same month a year ago.
Domestic motorcycle sales during the month were at 4,37,776 units as against 5,28,499 units in June 2006, down by 17.17%.
Total two-wheelers sold in the country during June stood at 5,64,971 units, registering a dip of 10.66% as compared to 6,32,373 units sold in the year-ago period.
Domestic sales of commercial vehicles during the month was up by 1.06% at 33,262 units as against 32,914 units in the corresponding month a year ago.
Even as motorcycles sales declined, scooters made a comeback with a growth of 18.31% at 91,759 units as against 77,552 units in June last year.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) led the growth pack with 52,800 units as against 38,016 units, up by 38.89%.
Hero Honda also posted a growth in its scooters sales at 8,842 units as against 6,576 units, up 34.45%, while Bajaj Auto had a decline of 40.75% at 2,506 units as compared to 4,230 units in June last year.
Domestic three wheeler sales also registered a decline of 7.21% at 31,161 units as against 33,585 units in June last year.
The burden of hardening interest rates was also felt on the commercial vehicles sales, which managed to grow by just 4.14% at 35,390 units as against 33,980 units in the corresponding month a year ago.
In the Heavy and Medium Commercial Vehicles (M&HCV) goods carrier segment, Tata Motors posted a marginal growth of 2.16% at 10,829 units as against 10,600 units in the same month last year.
Ashok Leyland, however, registered a decline of 24.48% at 3,973 units as against 5,261 units.
Overall, the Indian automobile industry registered a decline of 6.48% with total vehicle sales at 7,51,360 units as against 8,03,487 units in the same month last year.
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First Published: Tue, Jul 10 2007. 12 36 PM IST