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Hero Honda, Bajaj, TVS Motors report jump in June sales

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, July 3 (UNI) India's leading two-wheeler company Hero Honda registered a 23.26 per cent growth in its sales at 2,78,660 units in June this year, as against 2,26,073 units in the corresponding month last year.

The country's second largest motorcycle maker Bajaj Auto posted a 40 per cent rise in its motorcycle sales to 183,549 units in June '06 as against 130,710 units last year. Its two-wheeler sales jumped 33 per cent to 188,231 units last month as compared to 141,316 units in the same period last year.

Meanwhile, the three-wheeler sales of the company rose by 29 per cent at 25,687 units sold in the month against 19,966 units in the corresponding period last year.

The exports of the company rose by 116 per cent with 34,369 units sold last month against 15,946 units sold in the same month last year.

Hero Honda's cumulative sales for April-June '06 rose by 21.29 per cent at 8,32,692 units as compared to 6,86,494 units in the first quarter ending June '05.

For the April-June period Bajaj's motorcycle sales increased by 34 per cent to 5,68,187 units as against 422,543 units in the Q1 FY06, while its total two-wheeler sales during the April-June period stood at 578,621 units, up 28 per cent, from 4,51,661 units in the same period last year.

The exports rose by 95 per cent in Q1 of the current fiscal at 98,263 units compared to 50,493 units in the same period last year.

The third largest motorcycle maker TVS Motor Company Ltd was not far behind and registered a 24 per cent increase in sale of motorcycles at 1,26,679 units in June 2006 compared to 1,08,111 units last June.

The motorcycles clocked in 74,683 units compared with 60,170 units sold in June 2005 at a growth of 24 per cent. This is the third successive month in the current financial year that motorcycles sales at TVS Motor are up by more than 20 per cent.

TVS Scooty continues to be the market leader in the sub 100 cc scooter segment recording sales volume of 25,227 units in June 2006 compared to 22,829 units last June recording a growth of 11 per cent.

On the export front, TVS Motor crossed the 10,000 mark, and exported 10,220 units -- it's highest ever -- in June 2006, recording a growth of 36 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year.


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