The company’s domestic sales touched 55,350 vehicles during October 2018, as against 48,860 vehicles in October 2017, a growth of 13%. The Passenger Vehicles segment (which includes UVs, Cars and Vans) sold 24,066 vehicles in October 2018, as against 23,453 vehicles in October 2017.
In the Commercial Vehicles segment, the company sold 24,353 vehicles in October 2018, registering a 26% growth. In the Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles segment, M&M sold 683 vehicles for the month. Exports for October 2018 stood at 3,066 vehicles, a growth of 33%.
Commenting on the monthly performance, Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, M&M Ltd. said, “For past few months, the automotive industry has been witnessing subdued retail sales for passenger vehicles segment, because of low consumer buying sentiment. Therefore, one has to remain cautious on how the festive season, ultimately, turns out to be. However, at Mahindra we are happy with the response to our Marazzo as well as the uptake for our commercial vehicle portfolio, driven by the newly launched Maha Bolero Pik-up (with 1,700 kg payload) in October”.