passenger vehicle sales: Domestic passenger vehicle sales rise 11 pc in February: SIAM

Passenger vehicle wholesales in India rose 11 per cent year-on-year in February, as sports utility vehicles continued to steer demand in the market, industry body SIAM said on Tuesday. The total passenger vehicle dispatches to dealers last month stood at 3,70,786 units, as compared to 3,34,790 units in the year-ago period. “Passenger vehicles again reported … Read more

SUV: SUV mania: Car companies poised for bumper January sales

The country’s leading carmakers including Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai are off to a good start in the new year and are on way to post their best January sales riding on sustained consumer demand, especially for high-margin sports utility vehicles (SUVs).As per industry estimates, 375,000-376,000 hatchbacks, sedans and utility vehicles will be dispatched from factories … Read more

The year of the SUV: When Indian automakers started riding higher

In 2023, SUVs (sports utility vehicles), though shrunk from their original avatars, came to rule India’s auto market. The number of SUV launches hit a new high this calendar year at 108, reaching the three-figure mark for the first time. The craze for SUVs can be gauged from the fact that they overtook all other … Read more