passenger vehicles

A total of 22,381 three-wheelers were sold in October, as compared to 63,042 in the last year, similarly commercial vehicles saw a slump from 63,837 in October 2019 to 44,480 in the last month.

According to the release, the sale of passenger vehicles in October 2020 was 3,10,294 units as compared to 2,71,737 units in October 2019, marking a growth of 14.19 per cent.

In August 2020, the utility vehicle segment comprising of Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza and XL6 recorded an increase of 43.96 per cent at 21,737 units as compared to 15,099 units manufactured a year ago.

The auto industry has been facing strong headwinds amid a slowing economy due to multiple factors -- liquidity crisis, high fuel prices, changes in axle load norms and BS-VI transition -- all leading to weak consumer sentiments and subdued demand across segments.

After almost zero sales in April due to the complete lockdown, the Indian auto industry has restarted operations (both plants and dealerships) partially even as it adheres to new operating norms.

Over the last few days, customers have initiated new bookings, deliveries of passenger vehicles have commenced and workshops are seeing an increasing inflow of vehicles for servicing, the company said.