Bajaj Auto sales fall marginally in July

Bajaj Auto sales fall marginally in July

New Delhi: Country’s second largest two- wheeler maker Bajaj on Monday reported a marginal decline in its motorcycle sales at 1,68,163 units in July, even as it plans to step up domestic bike production by 25% in August.

The company had sold 1,68,971 units in July last year, Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) said in a statement.

Total two-wheeler sales during the month also declined marginally at 1,68,731 units compared with 1,69,971 units in the same period a year ago, it added.

BAL’s exports, however, went up by 1.98% to 68,585 units in July from 67,253 units a year ago.

The company’s total vehicle sales stood at 1,92,835 units last month compared to 1,93,704 units in the same period a year ago, the statement said.

“Bajaj plans to step up its domestic motorcycle production by about 25% in August, 2009, in response to the strong demand," the company said, without giving details.

The company sold about 10,000 units of its new 100cc Discover DTS-Si since its launch on 17 July. It is expecting the sales to double in August.

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