11 April, New Delhi
The domestic passenger vehicles sales rose by 9.96 per cent in March, industry data showed on Tuesday.
According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), sales of passenger vehicles, including the off-take in cars, utility vehicles and vans, surged to 282,519 units from 256,920 sold in March 2016.
On the sub-segment basis, sales of passenger cars rose by 8.17 per cent in the month under review to 190,065 units from 175,709 units in March 2016.
The utility vehicles’ off-take zoomed in the month under review by 20.91 per cent to 77,689 units. However, van sales plunged by 12.94 per cent to 14,765 units.