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Car sales flat in Oct, passenger vehicles up 1.55 per cent


New Delhi: Domestic passenger vehicle sales rose 1.55 per cent to 2,84,224 units in October as against 2,79,877 units in the same month last year.

Car sales grew marginally by 0.38 per cent to 1,85,400 units last month as against 1,84,706 units in October last year, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).


Motorcycle sales last month grew 20.14 per cent to 13,27,758 units compared to 11,05,140 units in October 2017.

Total two-wheeler sales in October were up 17.23 per cent to 20,53,497 units as against 17,51,608 units in the year-ago month. Sales of commercial vehicles jumped 24.82 per cent to 87,147units in October as against 69,816 units in the year-ago month, SIAM said.

Vehicle sales across categories registered a growth of 15.33 per cent to 24,94,426 units from 21,62,869 units in October 2017, it added.