Car sales motor on, bikes skid

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New Delhi, Apr 10 (UNI) Car sales for the month of March 2008 increased to 12,8074 units compared to 11,4145 units in the corresponding month last year, while motorcycle sales continued to decline, clocking 50,6884 units as compared to 50,7124 units in the same month previous year.

Total passenger car sales for the fiscal 2008 is at 12,03531 units as compared to 10,76,582 units last fiscal.

Total two-wheeler sales for the year continued to face tough times due to tighter vehicle financing norms as sales continued to slip to 72,48,600 units being sold in the year 2008 as compared to 78,72,334 units last year.

In March, however, the sales of Scooter/Scooterettee declined to 83,022 units as compared to 87,459 units in the same month last year.

Total three-wheeler sales for the month of March 2008 dipped to 29,654 units as compared to 34,901 units in the corresponding month last year.

Sales of Commercial vehicles in March reported an increase to 56,262 units from 49,281 units.

Medium and Heavy Commercial vehicles saw sales units in March 2008 increasing to 33,716 as compared to 28,761 units in the same month last year.

Light Commercial Vehicles sales in March 2008 is at 22,546 units compared to 20,520 units last year.

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