Bajaj to launch new variant of 'Platina 125 DTS-Si'

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Mumbai, Sep 1 (UNI) Two-wheeler major Bajaj Auto today reported a four per cent increase in its two-wheeler sales for August, with the sales touching 176,631 units as against 170,203 reported in august last year.

The company said the sale of motorcycles touched 175,274 units, five per cent more than the previous August figure of 167,483.

Exports logged was 71,105 units, up by 26 per cent.

In a release here, the company said in keeping with its 125cc+ segment focus, Bajaj will commence production of the new Platina 125 DTS-Si Electric Start in September, targetting 10,000 units in the very first month. This was after the successful launch of the new 'Discover 135 DTS-i' last month, with 27,091 units sold in the very first month.

By virtue of these introductions and the growing popularity of the 125cc + segment in which it is the leader, Bajaj expects its domestic motorcycle sales to register a double digit growth in the second half of FY-09.

Similarly, commercial vehicle sales are expected to grow in the second half of FY-09 on the back of two new products, one each in the passenger and the goods segments.

The company said the export growth was on plan.

The company said between April and August this year, it saw a six per cent increase in unit sales, which crossed one million. Of this, exports alone were 337,075, 30 per cent higher than the corresponding period's exports of 259,974 last year.

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