New Delhi, March 23 (PTI): Surging sales of trucks clocked by Tata Engineering, Ashok Leyland and Eicher Motors drove the overall sales of commercial vehicles up by 33.5 per cent during the first 11 months of this financial year.
A total of 1.69 lakh vehicles were sold during April-February 2002-03 against 1.26 lakh units in the same period last year, data compiled by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers showed.
While sale of medium and heavy trucks and buses grew by 32.3 per cent to 1.01 lakh units (76,969 units in April-February 2001-02), light commercial vehicles clocked a 35.3 per cent rise at 67,155 units (49,608 units).
The growth in medium and heavy segment was attributed to truck sales, which registered a 35.8 per cent rise at 84,695 units.
Medium and heavy truck sales of Tata Engineering jumped 38.6 per cent to 57,347 units while that of Ashok Leyland increased by 26.8 per cent to 20,071 units.