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Low base, recovery in demand drive March auto sales into fast lane


Auto companies racked up more than 100 per cent growth in sales in March on account of the low base of the same month last year.

However, industry executives warned the numbers must be seen in the context of last March, when seven days of sales were lost due to the lockdown and the pandemic began buffeting growth much before that.

The country had gone into lockdown on March 25.

“Sales numbers of March 2021 have been uncharacteristically high due to the extremely low numbers of March 2020, which was a reason for the lockdown. Hence, it cannot be used as a reference for …

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