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    Auto sales: M&M registers highest ever SUV sales, Bajaj Auto sales decline by 2%

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    Auto sales: M&M registers highest ever SUV sales, Bajaj Auto sales decline by 2%

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    A number of auto makers — including the likes of Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, TVS Motor Company and Eicher Motors — reported their monthly sales reports. The monthly tally comes as India enters the festive season.

    Most auto manufacturers saw a rise in domestic sales in September, as the likes of Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Eicher Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Hero MotorCorp reported their monthly numbers on Saturday. The improvement in sales compared with the corresponding month a year ago comes as India enters the festive season, which typically gives a fillip to the auto sector as people line up their purchases during this period.

    Here’s a look at the latest monthly auto sales:
    Bajaj Auto
    Bajaj Auto sales for September 2022 went down by 2 percent and stood at selling 3.94 Lakh units as export number dropped massively.
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    Domestic 2-wheeler sales went up by 28 percent while the exports declined 33 percent in September.
    Mahindra and Mahindra 
    Mahindra and Mahindra September sales had the highest ever monthly volume of 64,486 vehicles sold. The automaker registered a growth of 129 percent as compared to the corresponding period a year ago.
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    Mahindra and Mahindra with selling 34,262 SUVs in September 2022 has taken the number one position in the SUV market, registering a growth of 166 percent as compared to the corresponding period a year ago.
    Maruti Suzuki
    Maruti Suzuki India sold a total of 1,76,306 units in September, including 1,50,885 units in the domestic market.
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    The shortage of electronic components had a minor impact on the production of vehicles, mainly domestic models, the company said in a press release.
    Hero MotoCorp 
    Hero MotoCorp sold a total of 5.19 lakh vehicles last month, as against 5.3 in September 2021. Its domestic sales, however, improved by 0.4 percent on a year-on-year basis.
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    Tata Motors 
    Tata Motors reported a 42.1 percent rise in total sales in September 2022 to 2.43 lakh. Sales in the domestic market increased 44 percent to 80,633 vehicles.
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    Domestic sales of commercial vehicles improved to 32,979 units, as against 30,258 units in the year-ago period.
    TVS Motors 
    TVS Motor reported total sales of 3.79 lakh units vehicles in September.
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    The company's motorcycle sales went increased two percent.
    Ashok Leyland
    Ashok Leyland's total domestic sales for September 2022 increased 88 percent to 16,499 vehicles.
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    Hyundai
    Hyundai Motor India's wholesales increased 38 percent to 63,201 vehicles in September. Sales in the domestic market stood at 49,700 vehicles, up 50 percent on year.
    Exports rose to 13,501 vehicles in September 2022 from 12,704 vehicles in the year-ago period.
    Creta continues to dominate the mid SUV space with an increase of 36 percent in bookings for September, Hyundai Motor India Director-Sales, Marketing and Service Tarun Garg said.
    Escorts Kubota
    Escorts Kubota reported a 38.7 percent jump in sales to 12,232 tractors last month. Sales in the domestic market increased 42.7 percent to 11,384 tractors.
    MG Motor
    MG Motor India's retail sales increased 17 percent to 3,808 vehicles last month. "The waiting period continues to be 3-6 months across models impacted by supply chain constraints," the company said.
    It said the models like the Gloster, the ZS EV, the Hector and the Astor continue to do well in the market.
    "However, the semiconductor availability issue persists, limiting MG to supply only the Astor MT (manual transmission) model for the time being," the company added. MG Motor also said it is hopeful about commencing deliveries of the Astor automatic variants soon.
    Skoda Auto
    Skoda Auto India's sales increased 17 percent to 3,543 vehicles. 
    "The Kushaq and Slavia models have been successfully established in the market and drive the sales impetus. In addition, our D-Segment products like the Octavia and Superb are leading their respective categories," Skoda Auto India Brand Director Petr Solc said.
    The company's focus is now on further enhancing customer satisfaction and increasing customer touch-points across the country, he added.
    Toyota Kirloskar
    Toyota Kirloskar Motor said its wholesales increased 66 percent to 15,378 vehicles in September. 
    "Our segment-leading models like the Fortuner, Legender and the Innova Crysta petrol continue to garner customer orders whilst models like Glanza continue to clock promising wholesales as well as customer orders," said Atul Sood, Associate Vice President-Sales and Strategic Marketing, TKM. 
    Volkswagen 
    Volkswagen Passenger Cars India reported a 60 percent increase in sales to 4,103 vehicles.
    The growth was driven by rising demand for the Volkswagen Taigun and Virtus models, the company said.
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