New Delhi, Aug 11 - Sales of domestic passenger cars increased by 8.52% in July, as compared to the same period last year, data showed on August 11.
As per data furnished by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), 192,773 passenger cars were sold in July, 2017 as compared to 177,639 units sold in July, 2016.
The off-take of other sub-segments such as utility vehicles zoomed up by 35.52% during the month to 86,874 units, while sales of vans rose by 7.64% to 19,350 units.
Industry data revealed that the overall domestic passenger vehicle sales edged higher by 15.12% in July to 298,997 units from 259,720 sold during the corresponding period in 2016.
Further, the data showed that overall commercial vehicles' sales increased by 13.78% to 59,000 units in July. The segment is a key indicator of economic activity.