Passenger vehicle sales decline for 11th straight month, drop 24% in Sept

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The data revealed that vehicle sales across categories, including passenger vehicles, two-wheelers and commercial vehicles fell by 23.69% (PTI File)

Domestic passenger vehicle sales dropped by 23.69% in September to 2,23,317 units, down from 2,92,660 units in the year-ago period, making it the 11th consecutive month of decline in vehicle off-take.

Domestic car sales were down 33.4% to 1,31,281 units last month as against 1,97,124 units in September 2018, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Friday.

Motorcycle sales last month declined 23.29% to 10,43,624 units as against 13,60,415 units a year earlier.

Total two-wheeler sales in September declined 22.09% to 16,56,774 units compared to 21,26,445 units in the year-ago month.

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Sales of commercial vehicles were down 39.06% to 58,419 units in September as compared with 95,870 units in the same period of last year, SIAM said.

Vehicle sales across categories registered a decline of 22.41% to 20,04,932 units from 25,84,062 units in September 2018, it added.