Domestic car sales down 7.59% in January, bikes up 4%

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Domestic passenger car sales declined 7.59 per cent to 1,60,289 units in January compared with 1,73,449 units in the same month of 2013.

Motorcycle sales last month grew 4.04 per cent to 9,22,323 units from 8,86,521 units in January a year ago, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

Two-wheeler sales in January increased 8.85 per cent to 13,13,796 units from 12,06,931 units a year earlier.

Sales of commercial vehicles were down 20.93 per cent to 49,987 units from 63,218 units in the year-ago period, SIAM said.

Sales of vehicles across categories registered a growth of 3.75 per cent to 16,19,689 units in January against 15,61,130 units in the same month of 2013, it added.

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