Domestic passenger vehicle sales rose 6.88% to 17,44,305 units in the first half of current fiscal compared with 16.32,006 units during the same period of the previous financial year, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).
Sale of two-wheelers during this period also rose 10.07%, while commercial vehicle sales grew by 37.82%.
With respect to domestic car sales, the sector grew by 6.8% to 11,69,497 units in April-September period of the current fiscal as compared with 10,95,077 units in the same period of 2017-18 fiscal. However, for September, domestic car sales declined 5.57% to 1,97,124 units compared to 2,08,742 units in September 2017.
Motorcycle sales, total two-wheeler sales, and commercial vehicles sales also registered a rise.
Overall, vehicle sales across categories posted a rise of 3.72% to 25,84,096 units from 24,91,425 units in September 2017.