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Motorists stuck in a traffic jam on Delhi- Gurugram Expressway in Gurugram on June 5, 2017.IANS

The car makers like Maruti Suzuki and Toyota in India reported robust growth in domestic volume sales for October 2017. Maruti Suzuki posted 9.5 percent increase, while Mahindra, Ford and Hyundai reported drop in sales last month.

Here are the details of all car makers and their sales performance in October 2017.

Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 146,446 units in October 2017, growing 9.5 percent over the same period last fiscal. This includes 136,000 units in the domestic market and 10,446 units of exports. The company had sold a total of 133,793 units in October 2016.

The sales of mini cars -- Alto and WagonR -- dropped by 4.2 percent to 32,490 units in October 2017, against 33,929 units in the same period last year. The compact cars -- Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire, and Dzire Tour -- posted growth of 24.7 percent to 62,480 units, against 50,116 units in the same period.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 12,403 units in the domestic market in October. The company exported 1,597 units of the Etios series this month, clocking a total of 14,000 units to register six percent growth when compared to the same period last year. In October 2016, Toyota Kirloskar Motor had sold a total of 11,651 units in the domestic market. In addition, the company had exported 974 units of the Etios series.

Mahindra and Mahindra

Mahindra & Mahindra sales for October 2017 stood at 51,149 units as against 52,008 vehicles sold during the same period last year. The passenger vehicles segment sold 23,413 units of vehicles in October 2017, against 24,737 vehicles in October 2016. The domestic sales stood at 48,818 vehicles last month when compared to 48,729 units sold in October 2016.

Ford India

Ford India posted total sales of 15,033 units in October 2017 against 22,043 vehicles in the same month last year. Domestic wholesales in October 2017 dipped to 4,218 vehicles, against 7,508 units a year ago, while exports came down to 10,815 units compared to 14,535 units last year.


Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) registered domestic sales of 49,588 units for the month of October 2017 as against 50,017 units in last October 2016.