Car makers Maruti Suzuki,Honda and Hyundai posted increase in their domestic sales in August,while others including Mahindra,Toyota and Tata Motors reported declines amid a continuous slowdown in the market. While the car makers struggled,two-wheeler makers such as Hero MotoCorp and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India reported sales growth in August.
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) posted 51.6 per cent sales growth in this year benefiting from a low base effect.
MSI said its domestic sales increased stood at 76,018 units as against 50,129 units in August last year. Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) continued to do well on the on the success of its new entry level sedan Amaze,posting 63 per cent jump in its total domestic sales at 8,913 units for August 2013.
Ford India reported 2.14 per cent increase in domestic sales to 8,008 units in August this year. Meanwhile,Hyundais domestic sales stood at 28,311 units during the month,marginally up from 28,257 units in August 2012.
Volkswagen also posted an increase of 9 per cent in its domestic sales at 4,805 units compared to 4,410 units in August 2012.