Auto sales rise 16 per cent in August

Mumbai: Domestic sale of passenger cars rose 16.01 per cent in August to 83,844 units from 72,272 units in the same month last year.

Motor cycle sales in August moved up 3.43 per cent to 4,70,955 units against 4,55,311 units in August last year.

Sale of commercial vehicles during the month stood at 35,333 units, up 28.41 per cent from 27,515 units in the corresponding month last year, figures released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said.