Domestic car sales up 3.08%, bikes 11.71% in May

Domestic passenger car sales grew by 3.08 per cent to 1,48,577 units last month as compared with 1,44,132 units in May 2013.

According to the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), motorcycle sales in May this year grew by 11.71 per cent to 9,84,469 units as against 8,81,288 units in the year-ago period.

Total two-wheeler sales during the month grew by 16.3 per cent to 14,02,830 units from 12,06,173 units in the same period of the previous year.

Total sales of commercial vehicles in May 2014 were down by 15.28 per cent to 46,986 units as compared with 55,458 units in the year-ago period, SIAM said.

Total sale of vehicles across categories registered a growth of 13.22 per cent to 16,98,138 units in May 2014 as against 14,99,893 units in the same month a year ago, it added.

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