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Navratri sales: Cars zoom past sales goalposts, two-wheelers trudge along

Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India delivered around 85,000 to 90,000 cars as against 60,000 to 65,000 it delivered last year, said an industry source

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With a major part of the festive season being dismal, many dealers could find themselves saddled with excess inventory at the end of it

Shally Seth Mohile Mumbai
The first leg of the festive period, which ended with Vijayadashami on Sunday, left a trail of contrarian tales:  even as cars zoomed past their sales goalposts, two-wheelers trudged along the rocky road. Car deliveries during the nine-day period saw sharp year-on-year (YoY) double-digit increase for most automobile companies, said executives at carmakers and dealerships.  In sharp contrast, the mood at two-wheeler firms and dealerships was sombre.
 
The cumulative retail sales of two-wheelers are estimated to have plunged 10 per cent YoY, said dealers.  They attributed the lacklustre sales to shuttered schools, colleges, and other commercial establishments accounting for

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First Published: Oct 26 2020 | 8:21 PM IST

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