M&M's domestic sales grew by 4.5 percent to 42,408 units last month as against 40,574 units a year earlier.

Sales of passenger vehicles including Scorpio, XUV 500, Xylo, Bolero and Verito stood at 19,893 units compared with 18,916 units in September 2013, up 5.16 percent.

Four-wheel commercial vehicle sales by 8.63 percent to 15,979 units in September 2014 as against 14,709 units in the year-ago month, M&M said.

Exports were down by 7.8 percent to 2,503 units from 2,715 units in the same period a year earlier.

M&M Chief Executive Automotive Division and International Operations (AFS) Pravin Shah said, "The sales numbers for September have been encouraging and we are glad that the automotive industry is turning the bend."

He further said, "We expect the ensuing festive season to bring in some much needed cheer with a slew of new launches from manufacturers... We do hope that the recently launched New Generation Scorpio will continue to be a trendsetter."

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