Though throughout 2012, auto sales didn’t paint the brightest picture, and auto companies were doubtful of achieving targets, the Festival of Lights has proved to be otherwise. Dhanteras, which was celebrated on Sunday saw a spurt of buyers entering both two wheeler and four wheeler showrooms with most inquiries resulting into sales.
Hero MotoCorp retailed over 1 lakh two wheelers on Dhanteras making it a record sales in a single day. Increased demand was shown for Hero Splendor, Passion motorcycles while scooter models of Maestro and Pleasure were also in demand as was the company newly launched products such as Ignitor and Hunkand Xtreme.
Splendor, which is the world’s largest selling two wheeler brand saw sales reach the 40,000 pitch on Dhanteras while the same model saw sales of 1.8 lakhs during the month of October 2012 and sales during the period April to October well over the 14 lakh mark. Passion, another best seller from Hero MotoCorp also received over 8 lakh sales during the period April to October 2012.