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Car sales down 8.14% in December, passenger vehicles decline 1.36%

Domestic passenger vehicle sales declined by 1.36% to 2,27,824 units in December 2016, from 2,30,959 units in the same month a year ago.

Domestic car sales were down 8.14% at 1,58,617 units last month as against 1,72,671 units in December 2015, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

Motorcycle sales dipped 22.5% to 5,61,690 units last month, from 7,24,795 units a year earlier.

Total two-wheeler sales in December tanked by 22.04% to 9,10,235 units compared with 11,67,621 units in the year-ago month.

Sales of commercial vehicles were down 5.06% at 53,966 units in December 2016 as against 56,840 units in the same month in 2015, SIAM said.

Vehicle sales across categories registered a decline of 18.66% at 12,21,929 units, from 15,02,314 units in December 2015, it added.