The Indian domestic passenger car sales jumped by 20.79 percent to 161,497 units in November, compared to 133,703 units during the same period year ago, according to data released by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

The motorcycle sales in the country during the month grew by 15.61 percent to 710,182 units from 614,274 units sold in November 2009.

The automobiles sales growth in November was slower than September and October, and the actual volume was also lower, Sugato Sen,  SIAM Senior Director,  said.

The main reason for this was that the build up to the festive season that gave additional volumes has tapered off, he said.

Sales of commercial vehicles jumped by 18.26 per cent to 48,314 units from 40,855 units in the year-ago period.

Total sale of vehicles across categories registered a growth of 17.81 per cent to 1.22 million units in November as against 1.03 million units in the same month last year, SIAM said.