November has always been flat after the festive spurt in October and this time round the activity is firmly in bike terrain. Car market leader Maruti clocked a 6% growth in its domestic market sales this November selling 43,568 units against 40,948 units for the same month last year. It's only sweet spot - a growth of 22% with nearly 6,278 units of the Swift for which production has now been ramped up to make sure the car is available off the shelf.
Mahindra & Mahindra saw a 7% fall in its utility vehicle sales this month with 8,929 units this November compared to 9,650 units last year for the same month. Scorpio alone registered a decline of about 3% as it sold 1,980 units in November this year as compared to 2,037 units in November last year.
Meanwhile, motorcycle makers continue to ride a high with market leader Hero Honda selling 2,51,186 units this November compared to 2,35,836 units last year, a growth of 6%.
Hero Honda's cumulative growth for the April to November period stood at nearly 15% 19.56 lakh units. Bajaj, on the other hand, sold 1,57,831 motorcycles in November this year as compared to 1,54,137 units same month last year, up by 2%. TVS for its part sold 68,122 units this November, up 5% over 65,066 units last year.