Auto industry produces 29,075,605 vehicles in April-March: SIAM
New Delhi, Apr 10 (IBNS): The Indian automobile industry produced a total 29,075,605 vehicles, including Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheelers, Two Wheelers and Quadricycle in April-March 2018 as against 25,330,967 in April-March 2017, registering a growth of 14.78 percent over the same period last year, as per data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Tuesday.
The sale of Passenger Vehicles grew by 7.89 percent in April-March 2018 over the same period last year. Within the Passenger Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Utility Vehicle and Vans grew by 3.33 percent, 20.97 percent and 5.78 percent respectively in April-March 2018 over the same period last year.
The overall Commercial Vehicles segment grew by 19.94 percent in April-March 2018 as compared to the same period last year. Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) grew by 12.48 percent and Light Commercial Vehicles grew by 25.42 percent in April-March 2018 over the same period last year.
Three Wheelers sales grew by 24.19 percent in April- March 2018 over the same period last year.
Within the Three Wheelers, Passenger Carrier & Goods Carrier sales registered a growth of 28.65 percent and 7.83 percent respectively in April-March 2018 over April-March 2017, read the SIAM release.
Two Wheelers sales registered a growth at 14.80 percent in April-March 2018 over April-March 2017.
Within the Two Wheelers segment, Scooters and Motorcycles grew by 19.90 percent and 13.69 percent respectively, while Mopeds declined by (-) 3.48 percent in April-March 2018 over April-March 2017, as per the data released by SIAM.
Speaking on exports, SIAM said: "In April-March 2018, overall automobile exports increased by 16.12 percent. Two and Three Wheelers Segments registered a growth of 20.29 percent and 40.13 percent respectively, while Passenger Vehicles and Commercial Vehicles declined by (-)1.51 percent and (-) 10.53 percent respectively in April-March 2018 over the same period last year."