However, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) a major concern is the declining sales of motorcycles, which saw a drop of 9.59 percent in August due to demand slump in rural markets.
     
In August, domestic car sales stood at 1,63,093 units as against 1,53,781 units in the same month last year. New model launches such as Honda Jazz, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki's S-Cross partly helped in increasing the passenger vehicles numbers.
     
During the month, market leader Maruti Suzuki India posted a growth of 4.38 percent in its domestic car sales at 86,454 units as against 82,823 units in the same month last year.
     
Rival Hyundai Motor India, saw its car sales decline by 1.8 percent to 32,985 units as against 33,593 units in the year-ago month.
     
Honda Cars India's sales stood at 14,691 units as against 11,166 units in the same month last year, up 31.56 percent, SIAM said.
     
Homegrown Tata Motors domestic car sales were at 9,814 units as compared with 8,249 units in the same month previous year, up 18.97 percent.
     
Utility vehicles major Mahindra & Mahindra saw its sales decline by 4.34 percent to 13,307 units as against 13,911 in August last year. According to SIAM, motorcycle sales declined to 8,23,053 units last month from 9,10,312 units a year ago.

 

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