Passenger vehicle sales drop 20% in May; car sales down 26%

New Delhi: Domestic passenger vehicle sales declined 20.55 percent to 2,39,347 units in May from 3,01,238 units in May 2018.

Domestic car sales were down 26.03 percent to 1,47,546 units as against 1,99,479 units in May 2018, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Tuesday.

Motorcycle sales last month declined 4.89 percent to 11,62,373 units as against 12,22,164 units a year earlier.

Total two-wheeler sales in May declined 6.73 percent to 17,26,206 units compared to 18,50,698 units in the year-ago month.

Sales of commercial vehicles were down 10.02 percent to 68,847 units in May, SIAM said.

Vehicle sales across categories registered a decline of 8.62 percent to 20,86,358 units from 22,83,262 units in May 2018, it added.

With agency inputs