New Delhi: Adding to the joy of carmakers in India, domestic passenger car sales surged up by 13.18 per cent to 1,62,825 units in April from 1,43,862 units in the same month in 2010.

According to the figures released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) today, motorcycle sales in the country during the month grew by 23.39 per cent to 8,09,565 units from 6,56,096 units in the corresponding month last year.

Total two-wheeler sales last month increased by 26.44 per cent to 10,43,970 units from 8,25,632 units in April, 2010.

Sales of commercial vehicles jumped by 8.22 per cent to 53,202 units from 49,162 units in the year-ago period, SIAM said.

Total sales of vehicles across categories registered a growth of 22.80 per cent to 13,38,564 units in April as against 10,90,041 units in the same month last year, it added.