India – Car sales in September up 21 procent image

Car sales in India grew by 21% year-on-year to 129,683 units in September, the eighth successive month of growth, according to SIAM data.

India is one of two bright spots for the auto industry worldwide, besides China, the world’s largest auto market, where volumes are far larger than in India.

The Times of India said that the launch of new models such as the Maruti Ritz, Mahindra Xylo and Fiat Grande Punto have also contributed to the demand growth. Luxury carmakers like Audi and BMW also saw sales numbers going up, the newspaper said.

The total two-wheeler sales in September grew by 7.67 per cent to 8,38,150 units compared to 7,78,424 units in the same period last year.
The sale of commercial vehicles also reported an increase for the second consecutive month and grew by 6.46 per cent in September to 45,451 units from 42,693 units in the year-ago period, SIAM said.

Vehicle sales in units
                         Sep '09       Sep' 08      Change
Passenger Cars           129,683       107,517       21%
Utility Vehicles          25,428        21,248       20%
Multipurpose Vehicles     12,413        10,463       19%
Light Trucks/Buses        24,626        21,784       13%
Medium, Heavy Trucks/Buses  20,825      20,909       (0.4%)
Scooters                 112,944       104,196       8.4%
Motorcycles              673,891       632,369       6.6%
Mopeds                    51,303        38,050       35%
Three Wheelers            41,137        36,241      13.5%

                      Apr-Sep '09     Apr-Sep '08   Change
Passenger Cars        689,339         600,738        15%
Utility Vehicles      127,901         123,617        3.5%
Multipurpose Vehicles  66,878          54,862        22%
Light Trucks/Buses    126,906         106,166        19.5%
Medium,Heavy Trucks/Buses  93,623     115,519        (19%)
Scooters              672,271         568,309        18%
Motorcycles          3,521,040      3,063,517        15%
Mopeds                274,416         217,164        26%
Three Wheelers        207,809         184,934        12%

 Figures in parentheses represent a decline in sales growth.
   For a full report, see: http://siamindia.com/