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Diwali cheer for auto, durable makers as need for convenience drives sales

While retailers, manufacturers said that sales growth has been in double-digits for home and kitchen appliances during the Diwali period this year, car dealers say some models have stocked out

Maruti Suzuki India
Car market leader, Maruti Suzuki India, for instance, delivered 37,000 cars between 12 and 14 November

The festival of lights has brightened up the automobile and durables market. Business has been brisk for manufacturers of these products as stay-at-home consumers demand items of convenience and the need for personal mobility drives up sales of cars. Conversations with retailers and manufacturers reveal that sales growth has been in double-digits for home and kitchen appliances during the Diwali period this year versus last year. Car dealers say that some models have stocked out. Car market leader, Maruti Suzuki India, for instance, delivered 37,000 cars between 12 and 14 ...